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Morning Briefing 24/9/2014

Morning Briefing 24/9/2014

Good morning. Here’s the news roundup.

  1. Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges (via BBC News)
  2. Pakistani citizen challenges UK’s ‘act of state’ stance in Iraq torture case (via The Guardian)
  3. Wall St. Bankrolls Ex-Executive as He Sues Over A.I.G. Bailout (via NYT DealBook)
  4. Labour would extend human rights law, says Khan (Law Society Gazette)
  5. Linklaters, Allen & Overy and CMS advise as Vodafone purchases 140 stores from Phones4u (via Legal Week)
  6. Google Wi-Fi Roundup Mistake Has Lawyers Eyeing Jackpot (via Bloomberg)
  7. Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Gets Life In US Prison (via Sky News)
  8. Starbucks to take control of Japan operations for $914m (via The FT)
  9. US federal prison population drops for the first time since 1980 (via The Guardian)
  10. Dave Lee Travis is found guilty of indecent assault (via The Independent)
  11. Google reveals most searched-for universities (via BBC News)
  12. Children being denied justice by legal cuts, says children’s commissioner (via The Guardian)
  13. Why Alibaba’s switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold (via The Lawyer)
  14. Quartet of law firms advise on Siemens’ $7.6bn US buy out (via LegalWeek)

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