Kirby McInerney LLP was selected to act as lead counsel in litigation over alleged manipulation of Brent crude oil prices, overcoming claims by a rival law firm that its attorneys are too inexperienced to run the case.
Three of Australia’s foremost market economists -- with a century of experience between them -- are defying their peers and traders’ bets by predicting the central bank will be forced to resume cutting interest rates.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards isn’t likely to be retried for using illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair after a jury acquitted him on one count and failed to reach a verdict on five others, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Two-time U.S. presidential candidate and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is about to learn his fate on charges he violated campaign finance rules to hide a mistress as the process to select a jury begins.
Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards, on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide an affair, initially targeted a longtime friend and a successful musician for money to support his mistress, a former aide said.
John Edwards committed the perfect crime. He began an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter on the night she waited outside his New York hotel and told him he was “hot” and later produced a child with her. Yet he didn’t suffer for it at the polls. He lost his bid for the White House in 2008 simply because voters, who knew nothing of his dalliance, concluded that he wasn’t presidential timber. Nor was he denied access to his children, as men in his situation so often are. Instead, he won them in an existential custody fight that his wife lost by dying.