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Morning Headlines 2/12/2014

Morning Headlines 2/12/2014

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  1. Scott Panetti execution: Activists in last-ditch bid to halt death of mentally ill killer in Texas (The Independent)
  2. Linklaters ups FTSE 100 client total as it closes in on Slaughters’ pole position (The Lawyer)
  3. Shared parental leave becomes law (BBC News)
  4. Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolago to launch appeal claiming he has ‘renounced violence’ (The Telegraph)
  5. Apple faces trial in decade-old iTunes DRM lawsuit (PC World)
  6. Dyson: miscarriages of justice likely since LASPO (Law Society Gazette)
  7. Islamic State Leader’s Wife Held, Reports Say (Sky News)
  8. Aviva agrees £5.2bn takeover of Friends Life (The FT)
  9. Ferguson fallout: Protesters interrupt Holder’s speech (CNN)
  10. 109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners (The Guardian)
  11. Slaughter and May hikes associate bonuses with top performers awarded up to 15% (Legal Week)
  12. Probation changes linked to murders (BBC News)
  13. Gang Steals 15,000 Bottles Of Whiskey In Heist (Sky News)
  14. Shrien Dewani to be sued by wife’s family for failing to reveal he was bisexual (The Telegraph)
  15. Edwards Wildman and Locke Lord partners greenlight $675m merger (Legal Week)
  16. Thailand murder suspects appeal to victims’ friends (BBC News)
  17. EU wants its ‘right to be forgotten’ to erase Google search data around the world (The Verge)
  18. U.S. Law School Is Buyers’ Market, With Top Students in Demand (NYT DealBook)
  19. Investors target legal entrepreneur after stint on The Apprentice (Legal Futures)
  20. UK anti-doping chiefs braced for legal challenges over four-year bans (The Guardian)
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