Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., which have sued each other around the globe over patents, joined together to tell the European Union to cut down on the ability of companies that license patents to win court rulings limiting product sales.
When Facebook Inc. sought to acquire messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for the deal. WhatsApp relied on Fenwick & West LLP, the firm that acted as Facebook’s outside counsel in its 2012 initial public offering.
DLA Piper LLP called off hiring talks with a group of Heenan Blaikie LLP lawyers, DLA said yesterday. Meanwhile a group of 12 lawyers from Heenan found a new home in the Canadian firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Montreal office.
CNA Financial Corp. agreed to sell a life unit to Wilton Re Holdings Ltd. as the insurer majority- owned by Loews Corp. narrows its focus to property-casualty coverage. CNA jumped the most since 2011 in New York trading.
On a blustery February morning in 2011, Chris Hardman waited anxiously inside a Big Yellow Self Storage center in north London. A banner fastened to the box- shaped building’s facade read “Get some space in your life.” All Hardman wanted to do was see the contents of storage unit E2010.