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Morning Headlines 5/1/2015

Morning Headlines 5/1/2015

Good morning and welcome to a new year. Here’s the news roundup. We’re looking for Managing Editors for both our Careers and Study sections.

  1. 22-year-old raises $33,000 in legal fight with United Airlines (CNN)
  2. Retrial Offers Hope For Al Jazeera Journalists (Sky News)
  3. A&O and Herbert Smith Freehills advise on £1bn sale of Moorfield portfolio to Lone Star (The Lawyer)
  4. US places sanctions on North Korea for hacking Sony (The Verge)
  5. Egypt warned Amal Clooney she risked arrest (The Guardian)
  6. M&A bid battles face scrutiny in run-up to UK general election (FT)
  7. CMS’s Woolf and A&O’s Wood recognised in New Year Honours (Legal Week)
  8. China issues action plan to fully implement national IPR strategy (Xinhua)
  9. Thomas Gilbert: $200m hedge fund founder found shot dead in New York apartment (The Independent)
  10. Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber (Reuters)
  11. Deal Makers Notched Nearly $3.5 Trillion Worth in ’14, Best in 7 Years (NYT DealBook)
  12. Make divorce tougher on women, says leading lawyer (The Independent)
  13. Judge accepts man’s offer of new Nike sneakers as bail (Fox News)
  14. Israel freezes Palestinian tax funds over international criminal court move (The Guardian)
  15. Police arrest alleged member of group behind Xbox Live and PSN attacks (The Verge)
  16. The most sinister court in Britain strikes yet again (The Telegraph)
  17. Did legal deal protect the duke? Paedophile billionaire’s plea bargain halted police investigation (Mail Online)
  18. Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian granted parole (BBC News)
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