April 28, 2017

Bitcoin and Ether prices hit all-time high – Something is going on in the cryptocurrency world, but it’s hard to figure out why prices are jumping. Both bitcoin and Ether prices are currently trading at an all-time high.

Why More Couples Are Signing Postnuptial Agreements – Couples often have very different reasons for signing postnups  than prenups. And because postnups are newer and less common, it’s harder to predict whether courts will enforce one.

April 24, 2017

This Landmark Cannabis Bill Is Great News for Marijuana Stocks – Investors would probably struggle to find an industry that’s growing at a faster and more consistent pace than legal marijuana.

Could a retirement plan report push employees to save? – Many industry insiders believe retirement outcomes would improve more quickly if defined contribution plan participants had a quick and easy way to figure out how their retirement account balance would translate into income in their post-work years.

April 21, 2017

Bitcoin is closing in on its all-time high – Bitcoin is trading at its best level in a month. The cryptocurrency is up 2.8% at $1241.35 a coin and is within striking distance of its all-time closing high of $1277.65, which was set on March 6.

5 Risks Of Using A Small Business Credit Card – Small business credit cards can be extremely valuable payment and borrowing tools. When used properly, a small business card can help manage your company’s expenses, earn meaningful rewards on transactions, provide access to affordable short-term financing and even spoil you with perks like airport lounges and concierge access. Some of the best small business credit cards (which you can find at sites like NerdWallet and MagnifyMoney) offer unlimited 2% cash back, 80,000 bonus points (when a spending threshold is met) or 0% financing for up to 14 months. Depending upon the amount of money your business spends or borrows, these benefits can be significant.

April 17, 2017

Worldwide: Product Liability And Recall – Following the publication of an Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap in September 2016, a European Commission consultation seeks views on the application and performance of Directive 85/374 on the liability for defective products. The Directive, in force since 1985, seeks to harmonise the law of member states relating to defective products, imposing strict liability on the producers of defective products.

A conversation about digital copyright reform – The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce.

April 3, 2017

New Firms Catching Up to Banks in Foreclosure Rankings – The number of home foreclosures is down sharply from the depths of the financial crisis, even as many of the mortgage firms involved remain the same, including Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.

Bitcoin Rebounds As Price Tops $1,100 – Bitcoin prices have surged today, rising over 3% overall since the start of trading and at one stage topping $1,141.

March 28, 2017

A Supreme Case on Arbitration – That the arbitrator “may hear only … individual claims,” and “does not have authority to fashion a proceeding as a class or collective action or to award relief to a group or class of employees in one arbitration proceeding.”

Malpractice Payment Rates Down for All Specialties – The overall rate of paid medical malpractice claims made on behalf of US physicians fell by more than half between 1992 and 2014, a new study shows. However, the median amount per claim increased during the same period.

March 23, 2017

First Rule Of Fight Club: Expert Use In International Arbitration – Like fight club, not many people are talking about it, so, let’s talk about it. What are the best rules for the use of experts in international arbitration? Come out swinging. Land your cross. And stay light on your feet.

US stocks slip as Wall Street awaits health-care vote; tech lags – U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range Thursday as investors eagerly awaited a key vote in the House regarding a Republican-led health care bill.