The lawyer representing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office in probes over deliberate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge withdrew from unrelated litigation involving the span’s operator, a move that may have avoided a potential conflict of interest.
Facebook Inc.’s purchase of messaging startup WhatsApp Inc., which carries a $2 billion breakup fee, will probably avoid a U.S. antitrust challenge because of the dynamic market for mobile applications.
Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social network, agreed to purchase mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, the biggest Internet acquisition in more than a decade.
The judge who presided over the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the largest in U.S. history, will join law firm Morrison Foerster LLP next month to help lead its restructuring and insolvency group.
The U.S. said it’s seeking to get access to or acquire commercial databases for tracking license plates nationwide to help find fugitives and undocumented immigrants, according to a government document.
Over the past few years, many nations have adopted policies that promise to improve people’s lives while preserving their freedom of choice. These approaches, informed by behavioral economics, are sometimes called nudges.