Good morning. We have quite a bit of news this morning, including news of the ongoing takeover bid by AbbVie for their British rival Shire. We also have news of a strange lawsuit from the US and an emergency surveillance law being rushed through.
- EU ‘right to be forgotten’ law unenforceable, says justice minister (via The Guardian)
- Emergency phone and internet data retention law set to be passed (via BBC News)
- Slaughters and HSF lead on AbbVie’s £30.1bn bid for Shire (via The Lawyer)
- George Clooney receives apology from Mail over marriage story (via BBC News)
- US Senator asks FTC to investigate Facebook News Feed experiment (via The Verge)
- Society pledges fresh support for criminal solicitors (via Law Society Gazette)
- Corporation tax cuts cost UK over £5bn a year (via The FT – requires free registration)
- Linklaters and Bakers advising on Malaysia 1mdb mega IPO (via Legal Week)
- ‘Napping guy’ at baseball game files $10 million lawsuit against ESPN because he was mocked on live TV (via The Independent)
- Hurricane Katrina Mayor Jailed For 10 Years (via Sky News)
- Tougher penalties urged for people who name rape victims on social media (via The Guardian)
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