In what is by far the largest settlement of a credit crisis-related securities class action lawsuit, Bank of America has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle the suit filed against the company and certain of its directors and officers in connection with the bank’s financial crisis-driven acquisition of Merrill Lynch.
About a week ago I had the honor and pleasure of once again presenting the annual trademark review at the 11th Annual Midwest IP Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with good friend and trademark guru Paul Mussell. And happily, TTABlogger John Welch once again graciously contributed the IP Book chapter on the Top Ten TTAB Cases.
Case Study: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. – Avoiding U.S. Taxes, Labor Laws, Environmental Regulations & Criminal Accountability
Today I read an interesting case analysis from the Journal of Business Case Studies (May/June 2012), which studied the business model of the second largest cruise company of the world, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Small movements with potentially large impact over time occurred last week, but most did not see the light of day in the national or legal media.
Looks like the CDC’s catch phrase is catching on. However, figuring out what will be the extent of the tainted product seems like a work in progress. And, with Verlyn Olson, Alberta’s Agriculture Minister, telling reporters: “that Alberta beef producers continue to have a high reputation for safety and quality, despite the growing recall list,” it sees confusion is the word of the day.
Twice in the last week, clients told me that their China sales had greatly increased in the last few months due to (not in spite of) China’s economic and other problems. One of these companies sells a high end (but definitely not top of the line) home item. The other sells industrial testing equipment.
I’m in beautiful Lake Tahoe today, brought here by an attorney who attended a Rainmaker Retreat in Las Vegas recently, and then invited me to speak to a group of alumni from his alma mater, the Oak Brook College of Law.
With Campaign 2012 heading for the finish line, here’s a quick recap of some of the rules with which broadcasters should be familiar as last-minute political buys start to flood in.