U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings for 2015 are led by the usual schools, with one exception: Duke University’s School of Law broke into the top tier for the first time since 2010 by tying for 10th with University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
University of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who directed the Fighting Irish to an undefeated record and a spot in college football’s national championship game, became the first two-time winner of the Coach of the Year award.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the reputed crime boss on trial in Boston for 19 murders, called criminals who helped the authorities “rats” even though he was secretly one of the biggest informants in town, a prosecutor said.
New York Jets linebackers coach Brian VanGorder was hired as defensive coordinator at the University of Notre Dame, the role he previously held with the Atlanta Falcons and at the University of Georgia.
Activision Blizzard Inc., the largest U.S. video-game publisher, may proceed with a $5.83 billion share buyback and the management-led purchase of $2.34 billion in company stock, a Delaware court ruled.
If you like swashbuckling high-stakes M&A battles, you should read the transcript from Wednesday's Delaware Chancery Court hearing on Activision Blizzard's share buyback, it's a treat. If you like the sound of the words "swashbuckling high-stakes M&A battles" but don't know what they're actually like, you should also read the transcript, at least as a test of your interest.
Activision Blizzard Inc. was barred by a judge from proceeding with a stock sale that investors say would give control of the video-game maker to a group led by a company director and its top executive.
Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group led by Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick agreed to buy most of Vivendi SA’s stake in the company, the biggest U.S. video- game publisher, for $8.17 billion. The stock soared.