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Bill Ackman says he’ll give NYU $1 million if Wall Street lawyer Marty Lipton debates him on activist investing

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman told Vanity Fair contributing editor William Cohan that he’d give $ 1 million to NYU if famed Wall Street lawyer Marty Lipton would debate him on the topic of activist investing.   Lipton — a legendary dealmaker and the founder of law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz — has [...]

Trouble In Wasilla? Levi Johnston Secretly Meets With Divorce Lawyer

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
As Bristol Palin counts down the days until she says “I do” to her Medal of Honor hero fiancé Dakota Meyer, her ex Levi Johnston is wishing he had said “I don’t.” Sources tell RadarOnline.com that after more than two years in a tumultuous marriage, he secretly wants a divorce! Johnston, 24, tied the knot [...]

A lawyer in Austin, Texas has admitted putting ‘Whites only’ stickers on stores

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
An activist lawyer in Austin admitted in a Facebook rant that he was behind the “Exclusively for White People” stickers that appeared on store windows across the city last week, Mediaite reported. Adam Reposa, who calls himself the ‘DWI Badass’ on his website, wrote on his Facebook page that he vandalized storefronts in an attempt [...]

Shocking Admission: Virginia High School Math Teacher Admits Sex With FOUR Students, Lawyer Insists She’s ‘Not A Pedophile’

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
A Virginia math teacher named Erica Lynn Mesa told authorities she had sex with four students, as part of a plea bargain following her arrest last fall. Prosecutor Andrea Stewart dropped and reduced many of the charges against the ex-Colonial Forge High School educator Friday after she pleaded guilty to two counts of electronic solicitation [...]

Former Facebook employee retains Ellen Pao’s lawyer in new discrimination case

by Gizmoration March 18, 2015
A former Facebook Technology Partner, Chia Hong, is suing Facebook and a number of unnamed employees for gender and race discrimination. The case was filed this week in San Mateo County Superior Court (PDF), and it echoes a high-profile gender discrimination case currently underway in San Francisco. In that case, former Kleiner Perkins employee Ellen Pao [...]

Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks suspect: govt lawyer

by Gizmoration March 13, 2015
Islamabad (AFP) – A Pakistan court on Friday cancelled a detention order against the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a senior government lawyer told AFP, potentially paving the way for his release. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who is accused over the terror siege in India’s commercial capital, was being held under public order laws after [...]

Lenovo users lawyer up over hole-filled, HTTPS-breaking Superfish adware

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
In the wake of last week’s Lenovo’s Superfish debacle, at least one person has filed a lawsuit against the computer manufacturer and its notorious software partner, and one class-action investigation has begun. San Diego blogger Jessica Bennett filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, charging Lenovo and Superfish with violating state and federal wiretap [...]
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$338M Powerball Winner Faces Unpaid Child Support Charges

by Anna Johnsonon March 29, 2013
Pedro Quezada, the New Jersey’s Powerball lottery winner of $338 million, celebrated his win last week, during a press conference, but things are not so great anymore. According to NYDailyNews, the former “bodega owner” is wanted for unpaid child support and he is unable to claim the amount of money until he pays $29,000, the [...]