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  • ** This Diary is filed daily *** ————————————————————- Source:
  • Armed police and Equatorial Guinea fans clashed outside Bata Stadium on Wednesday night in a rare show of public disorder in the repressive west African state. Source:
  • The revolving door spins again at Cadwalader, this time with a firm leader taking his leave. Source:
  • NIAMEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – African nations threatened by Nigeria’s Boko Haram will seek U.N. Security Council authorisation for a multinational force to take on the Islamist militants, Niger’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Source:
  • * DWE? Guy gets ticketed for eating while driving. I mean, maybe if he were having spaghetti behind the wheel. [WSB TV] * Older lawyers need to get over themselves and figure out how computers work. Millennials have better things to do than save your documents for you. [2Civility] * Lobbying firms made bank last […]
  • A morning of déjà vu – as Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced her opinion for a unanimous Court in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank. The Court heard oral argument in three intellectual property cases this fall. It decided the first one yesterday (Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz) and the second one this morning (Hana). Both cases […]
  • When 78% of business leaders rate employee retention and engagement as an “urgent or important” issue, the time is now to assess if your retention strategy is strong enough to meet the challenges ahead. Source:
  • Two things stand a good chance of happening when the Supreme Court resolves cases dealing with procedure and jurisdiction. One is that the Court will be unanimous or close to unanimous in its decision. The other is that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will write for the Court. Such was the case on Wednesday in Gelboim […]
  • Whatever you do, don’t lie to a judge. They really don’t like it when litigants do that. Source:
  • The OCC’s most recent report on current key risks should be read by all banks, regardless of size or regulator, as a road map in preparing for the next examination. Source: