In-House Interrogatory will be mediating a discussion on mediation this week.
Intellectual property and the 2012 Olympics
Are these examples of globalizing cultural values? And if so, are these a good or bad side effect of the Games?
Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks’ Assange
LONDON — Ecuador on Thursday granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a decision that thrilled supporters but did not defuse the standoff at the Latin American nation’s London embassy, where he has been holed up for almost two months. Assange’s recognition as a political refugee by Ecuador’s left-wing government was a big symbolic […]
London tourism falling down, falling down …
Do we really want to take another shot at the Olympics for Baltimore-Washington?
Generation J.D. made it through the whole week without once mentioning the Olympics. So much for that trend. ...
C. Fraser Smith: Phelps — still winning after all these years
He’s broken the all-time record for medals won at the Olympic Games and he’s established something entirely new — the Olympics as a victory lap.
Some Olympians want marketing rules changed
LONDON — Money is probably not a worry for Sanya Richards-Ross. She has endorsement deals with BMW and Nike and is married to Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, who will earn $15 million over the next three seasons. But there are restrictions on what Richards-Ross and other Olympians can promote at the London Games. That […]
Lawyer: News Corp. suits nearly double to 100+
LONDON — Nearly 50 new phone hacking lawsuits have been filed against Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company, a lawyer said Friday, including ones by singer James Blunt, soccer star Wayne Rooney and Cherie Blair, the wife of Britain’s former prime minister. The 46 new claimants in the second wave of legal action sent the total […]
Silver Spring company gains rights to Agatha Christie estate
SILVER SPRING — Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and other Agatha Christie characters are now under American ownership. Acorn Media Group announced Wednesday that it had acquired majority ownership of Agatha Christie Limited. The Silver Spring-based company now controls rights to the British mystery writer’s dozens of novels and plays, including “Murder on the Orient Express” [&hell[...]
Royal crackdown on fascinators at Ascot racecourse
LONDON — They’re good enough for the former Kate Middleton, but apparently not good enough for her husband’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Fascinators — the delicate, whimsical pieces of headwear favored by the young and posh in Britain and beyond — have been banned from the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot, one of the most […]
Editor: Hacking might have occurred at 2nd tabloid
LONDON — The editor of Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper told a media ethics inquiry Monday it is possible illegal phone hacking took place at the tabloid, which was edited for almost a decade by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan. The editor of sister title the Sunday Mirror told the same tribunal that she couldn’t be […]