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Ivanka Trump Ordered Deposed In Suit Accusing Her Of Ripping Off Shoe Designs

A Manhattan judge has ordered Ivanka Trump to give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian designer accusing her of trademark infringement and ripping off a shoe design. The ruling was in response to her lawyers’ arguments that Trump should be allowed to skip the deposition in part because of her “extraordinary circumstances” as a “high-ranking government employee.”  In a statement filed with the court June 16, Trump said she had “no involvement in the conception, design, production... 

Fair Game: Lessons From the Collapse of Banco Popular

When Spain’s fifth-largest bank failed this month, Banco Santander swooped in to the rescue, and regulators breathed easy. They should have been scared. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

A Street Fight Among Grocers to Deliver Your Milk, Eggs, Bananas

Bananas can’t get cold. Milk mustn’t tip. Online food delivery still trips up companies. A day on the truck shows why. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

Camille Biros has helped her small but influential law firm set up payment protocols tied to the BP oil spill, mass shootings and other catastrophes. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

House Dems Go At Deutsche Bank Again For Info On Trump Loans And Russia

House Democrats aren’t buying Deutsche Bank’s argument that they have no right to information about Donald Trump multi-million-dollar loans from the institution. And they’ve fired off a letter saying so. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee, led by Rep. Maxine Waters of California, and others  last month demanded information about the estimated $340 million in loans since 2012 made to Trump by the bank, which is paying out huge sums to settle accusations of helping... 

Lobbyist Shot During GOP Baseball Practice Released From Hospital

The lobbyist wounded last week by a man who opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice in Virginia has been released from the hospital. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was discharged from George Washington University Hospital, his family said in a statement on Friday. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and suffered broken ribs, and injuries to his sternum and lungs, ABC 7 reported. “We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors,... 

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering

Programmers are selling digital currencies redeemable for services that do not exist. Where some see a financing revolution, others see trouble. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Women Aren’t Going To Just Let Bill Cosby Hold ‘Town Halls’ On Sexual Assault

If Bill Cosby really thinks he can launch a lecture tour on how to avoid getting charged with sexual assault ― without triggering the wrath of millions of women ―  he’s clearly eaten one too many Jell-O pudding pops. The women’s movement, gathering strength since President Donald Trump’s election, is not having this. Women ― and plenty of men ― aren’t having this. The 79-year-old comic just recently avoided a verdict in a criminal sexual assault trial because the jury couldn’t... 

‘Wonder Woman’ Will Be The Highest Grossing Live-Action Film Directed By A Female

“Wonder Woman” is about to break yet another awesome record for women in Hollywood.  This week, the Patty Jenkins–directed film not only crossed the $600 million threshold, but it will also surpass Phyllida Lloyd’s 2008 “Mamma Mia!” to become the highest grossing live-action film directed by a woman, The Hollywood Reporter first noted. “Wonder Woman” hit $609.5 million for its global sum ― $293.2 million domestic and $316.3 million international ― through Thursday, and... 

Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices

A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a range of abuses. Powered by WPeMatico  More →
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