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AmEx had no duty to update investors about contract negotiations

By Anne Sherry, J.D. The Second Circuit agreed with a district court that American Express did not violate the securities laws by making—or failing to update—certain statements about its relationship with Costco. After AmEx ended its co-branding agreement with Costco … Continue reading

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New Federal Law for Spousal Support Tax Deduction May Impact North Carolina Alimony Negotiations

Alimony is also known as spousal support and it refers to payments made by one spouse to support the other after separation or divorce. The payments may be lump sum payments or ongoing payments. Generally, post-separation alimony lasts until the … Continue reading

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Testimony sheds light on dynamics of Qualcomm's negotiations with Apple, Samsung, VIA Telecom

On Day 4 of the FTC v. Qualcomm trial (Friday, January 11) in the Northern District of California, testimony covered the whole range of issues from market definition to anticompetitive harm to potential justifications. But the most interesting parts related … Continue reading

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Day 2 of FTC v. Qualcomm: patent exhaustion; leveraging of chips in licensing negotiations; rival chipset makers

Friday, the first day of the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust trial in the Northern District of California (San Jose, to be precise), couldn't have gone much better for the Federal Trade Commission. Today, Monday, the FTC made further headway, but … Continue reading

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NAFTA and how free trade negotiations are impacting Canadian M&A activity

The President of the United States recently made headlines when he announced that the United States and Mexico had reached a new bilateral trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and that the countries were prepared … Continue reading

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