A London judge froze the assets of the co-founder of a Russian bank in a hearing Friday, in the latest development of an $850 million fraud claim in which two Russian lenders are seeking to claw back allegedly embezzled funds.
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Russian Bank Founder Hit With Asset Freeze In $850M Claim

By Ronan Barnard

A London judge froze the assets of the co-founder of a Russian bank in a hearing Friday, in the latest development of an $850 million fraud claim in which two Russian lenders are seeking to claw back allegedly embezzled funds.

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Canadian Miner Now Seeking $408M In Mexico Claim

By Caroline Simson

Canadian mining company Silver Bull Resources Inc. says it has more than doubled the amount of damages it's seeking in arbitration against Mexico for failing to remove an alleged blockade at a silver and zinc mine in a northern part of the country to some $408 million.

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Insurer Targets Ex-Employee Over $47M Plant Financing Claim

By Caroline Simson

British insurance company Beazley has targeted a former employee in Florida federal court, accusing the former underwriter of exposing it to a $47 million arbitration claim in Brazil after he improperly inked a deal with a reinsurer as part of an ill-fated financing pact for a thermoelectric plant.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

New Head Of Winston & Strawn Chicago HQ Started As Intern

By Tracey Read

Winston & Strawn LLP announced Monday that it has named Bill O'Neil, a trial attorney and securities litigation partner, as its new Chicago office managing partner.

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More Law Schools Boosting AI In Curricula, ABA Survey Finds

By Lauren Berg

Law schools are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence into their curricula, including dedicated AI courses and opportunities for students to use AI tools, signaling a trend that the technology is becoming essential for future lawyers, according to results from an American Bar Association survey released Monday.

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Trump Mar-A-Lago Case Is Unlawfully Funded, Fla. Judge Told

By David Minsky

An attorney defending Donald Trump against the federal government's accusation that he illegally retained classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House in 2021 told a Florida judge Monday the criminal indictment should be dismissed against the former president, saying that the case isn't lawfully funded.

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Willis' Plan To Prejudice Defendants Requires DQ, Trump Says

By Kelcey Caulder

Former President Donald Trump told the Georgia Court of Appeals on Monday that a trial court judge inaccurately applied the legal standard for forensic misconduct when he ruled that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis could continue her prosecution of him and his co-defendants in the Georgia presidential election interference case.

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GOP Rep. Seeks To Revive 'Inherent Contempt' For Garland

By Courtney Bublé

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., plans to bring up a resolution this week to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, a "long dormant" procedure as Republicans continue their investigations of the president.

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High Court To Review State Gender Care Bans

By Dan McKay

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Sixth Circuit decision that allowed Tennessee to keep in place a new ban on gender-affirming care for minors.

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Apple, Amazon Assail Hagens Berman's Class Rep 'Charade'

By Bryan Koenig

Apple and Amazon.com blasted Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP for trying to "have it both ways" in an antitrust suit over a pact between the companies restricting Amazon iPhone and iPad sales to approved vendors, arguing the firm cannot withdraw its original named plaintiff without forcing him to testify.

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Alleged Contract Killing Sparks Delaware Chancery Lawsuit

By Jeff Montgomery

Los Angeles biotech firm Renovaro Inc. has sued a former, purported scientific adviser and his husband in Delaware's Court of Chancery for damages tied to an assortment of fraudulent schemes allegedly shielded in part by a contract killing linked to a separate alleged international oil trading scam.

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Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

By Leslie A. Pappas

Amendments to Delaware's General Corporation Law topped the news out of the Court of Chancery again last week, as the hotly contested measure sailed through the state's legislature. Tesla and its shareholders continued their tug-of-war over attorney fees for Chancery litigation about Elon Musk's pay package, and new cases were filed involving biotechs, car rental companies, workout platforms, telecom towers, and a cargo ship fire in Brazil.

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