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Intel Wins Round in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine 

Intel Wins Round in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine 

By Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg News Intel Corp. won a round in its eight-year fight with the European Union over a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fine in a case that could have ramifications for a list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants including Google and Qualcomm Inc. The EU’s top court ruled that Intel’s appeal had

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Lawyer Admonished for Helping Client Leak GE Docs to Media

By Samson Habte, Bloomberg BNA  A prominent attorney to whistle-blowers was admonished by a Washington disciplinary panel for helping a fired General Electric in-house attorney leak damaging information about GE to law enforcement officials and journalists. The admonition — issued Aug. 30 by the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility and directed at against

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AIG Names Lucy Fato General Counsel, Succeeding Peter Solmssen

By Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg News American International Group Inc. named Lucy Fato, a veteran of Marsh & McLennan Cos. and a current executive at global investigations firm Nardello & Co., its general counsel. Fato will take the post on Oct. 16 and succeed Peter Solmssen, who’s been general counsel since 2016 and is returning to

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Wells Fargo Accounts Settlement in Question as Victims Swell

By Kartikay Mehrotra and Laura J. Keller, Bloomberg News Wells Fargo & Co.’s disclosure Thursday that employees may have opened significantly more unauthorized accounts than previously stated could jeopardize a $142 million class-action settlement with customers that won preliminary approval from a judge in July. The scandal that helped hasten the lawsuit came to light

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Round Up: Industrial Manufacturers Appoint New GCs

Below are this week’s round up of general counsel hires and promotions.   New General Counsel at J.C. Penney Co. • J.C. Penney Co. appointed Brandy Treadway, former associate general counsel of the retailer, to the company’s top legal position. She had been serving as interim general counsel since former GC Janet Link left to become general counsel

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

By Ryan Beene and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG’s top U.S. lawyer and the leader of its emissions-testing lab in California are among the employees whose mobile devices were either lost or erased as the company’s diesel cheating scandal emerged, according to court records made public on Thursday. David Geanacopoulos, VW Group of

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Google May Be Pressed to Turn Over More Pay Data in Bias Probe

By Chris Opfer and Jay-Anne B. Casuga, Bloomberg BNA  The Labor Department wants an appeals panel to force Google to turn over more worker salary information in an ongoing investigation into alleged pay disparities at the tech giant’s California headquarters. DOL lawyers Aug. 24 asked the department’s administrative review board to order Google to turn

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Eyeing Expansion, Chicago E-discovery Company Rebrands

One of the biggest e-discovery software companies is rebranding itself as it sets its sights on international expansion.  Over the weekend, Chicago-based kCura — which produces the widely used data processing and review software, Relativity, and attracts thousands of e-discovery practitioners to its annual Relativity Fest every fall — rebranded itself as Relativity. Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and

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Wake Up Call: Antitrust Regulator Says Amazon Can Eat Whole Foods

• Despite President Donald Trump’s criticism of Amazon and its CEO, the company’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods won swift U.S. antitrust approval without an in-depth review. (Bloomberg) (Politico) Lawyers and other legal experts speculated on Amazon’s plans for the grocer’s legal team and liabilties. (Inside Counsel) Meanwhile, Google is hooking up with Walmart to take