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Morning Briefing 6/8/2014

Morning Briefing 6/8/2014

Good morning. Today we have news of a pretty bad day in terms of M&A when deals worth $100bn collapsed in the space of a few hours. We also have comments from a judge in the U.S. who says the state is ‘racing to the executioner’s gurney’ in the case of a condemned man.

  1. Sprint gives up its plans to acquire T-Mobile USA over regulatory concerns (via 9to5mac)
  2. Missouri execution on schedule despite outcry over botched injections (via The Guardian)
  3. Apple and Samsung agree to drop cases outside the US (via BBC News)
  4. Appeal court backs publication of arrest names (via Law Society Gazette)
  5. Wall Street’s dark day for M&A (via The FT – requires a free registration)
  6. Freshfields posts 82 per cent retention, keeping 37 of 45 qualifiers (via The Lawyer)
  7. QC aborts review of industrial relations law (via Law Society Gazette)
  8. Facebook could be forced to pay YOU £400 (via The Express)
  9. Walgreens Shuns Inversion In £5bn Boots Deal (via Sky News)
  10. Energy price riggers to face jail under new proposals (via BBC News)
  11. SRA now licensing more than 300 ABSs (via Legal Futures)
  12. Palestinian leaders poised to join ICC in order to pursue Israel for war crimes (via The Guardian)

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