U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he has “nothing to hide” amid suggestions his Liberal Democrat party tried to cover up allegations of sexual harassment against former Chairman Chris Rennard.
An effort by the official partners’ committee of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to compel appointment of an examiner was “for an improper purpose as a litigation tactic,” a bankruptcy judge said Oct. 9 in approving a $71.5 million settlement with former partners. Two days later, the firm filed papers asking the judge to disband the official partners’ committee.
Liberal Democrat lawmakers demanded more details from David Cameron ’s Conservatives on their proposed alliance’s policies on a voting-system overhaul and taxation, as the parties struggled to form a government after the U.K.’s inconclusive May 6 election.
Negotiators for Conservative David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg completed their third session in search of a deal to form a new government as they faced pressure to reassure investors over political stability.
Actor Hugh Grant and former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott attended a dinner to honor Nick Davies, the Guardian newspaper reporter who in July 2009 broke the first story that phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World newspaper might extend beyond a “rogue” reporter.