October 2017 / 37 posts found

With divorce rates at their highest for 30 years, our expert reveals the seven deadly sins of marria…

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IT seems breaking up is not that hard to do, with divorce rates up 5.8 per cent – the biggest spike since 1985. With 106,959 splits between husband and wife in England and Wales last year, it begs the questions: What is going wrong – and can it be fixed? Getty – Contributor Divorces in England Wales have seen their biggest spike since 1985 One man reckons it can. Peter Saddington, a relationship counsellor from charity Relate says: “Every day I see couples who would rather separate than make it work. “People have more accessible finance these days, so in […]

Man seeks divorce over wife’s failure to cook

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KATAKWI- A man has petitioned court seeking to terminate a six-year-old marriage after accusing his wife of cruelty and failing or refusing to cook for him.Mr Geoffrey Matovu, who filed the divorce case in the Family Division of the High Court last Thursday, accuses Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being abusive and disrespectful to him, which has irretrievably broken down their relationship. “That the respondent (Nakiyingi) has never prepared any meals at home since solemnisation of their marriage, thereby starving the petitioner and the children. It is only out of the service of housemaids that food could find its way to […]

Costly Third Divorce for Billionaire Roman Abramovich – IBB Solicitors (blog)

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Roman Abramovich’s divorce from his third wife Daria Zhukova is speculated by commentators to potentially take the title for the world’s costliest divorce. The couple are to divorce after 10 years of marriage and it is predicted that the Chelsea owner, who is worth £7bn, is set to share a substantial portion of his wealth and properties with Miss Zhukova in the split. While the sums to be granted to Miss Zhukova in the divorce are yet to be confirmed, Mr Abramovich’s third divorce follows his “quickie” divorce from his second wife, Irina, which took place in in Moscow in […]

Is taking a marriage sabbatical the key to avoiding late life divorce? Or a recipe for disaster, ask…

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On the last day of 2016, I found myself stomping around my mother’s kitchen, convinced that my husband of 21 years was going to leave me for a Kenyan climbing guide. ‘He does love those mountains,’ Mum agreed. ‘But he’s a decent man. He might only leave you for a short while.’ A thought struck her. ‘Isn’t it like that book you’ve just written? It’s nearly like you made this happen.’ True. I was finishing a novel, The Break, about a man who asks his wife for six months off ‘for good behaviour’ to do all the things he’d missed […]

Sponsored Content: TITLE IX Q&A: How to Protect your Educational Institution from Litigation

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Most business leaders have heard of the law known as “Title IX,” but few understand the broader context of the statute or how it may be relevant outside of collegiate sports. Clark Hill attorneys Erin C. Galbally, Marshall W. Grate and Nicole M. Paterson specialize in handling matters relating to Title IX (officially known as Title IX of Educational Amendment of 1972) and offer their insight on how it continues to evolve in new ways. Download a complimentary copy of this article here. Q: So often we hear about Title IX as it relates to sports. How does Title IX […]

Wells Fargo’s looming $1 billion mortgage litigation settlement brings down 3Q earnings – HousingWir…

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Wells Fargo saw a drop in its third-quarter earnings from both the previous quarter and the previous year due to its previously disclosed $1 billion pre-crisis mortgage litigation regulatory investigation. An article by Laura Keller and Dakin Campbell for Bloomberg explained Wells Fargo is of the last of the global lenders to reach an accord with the U.S. Department of Justice over alleged wrongdoing in selling mortgage bonds prior to the crisis.. From the article: “We are now having a negotiation, so it’s a matter of probably months or quarters, not anything more than that,” (Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer […]

Can Arbitration Solve Tech Sector's Litigation Cost Concerns?

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A recent report identifies budgeting and time as major concerns for tech companies during litigation. Arbitration is an answer, says the report, but pros and cons exist for both dispute resolution mechanisms. A new report from the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and the Global Technology Dispute Resolution Council documented some of the technology sector’s biggest concerns about litigation and how they may be potentially addressed through arbitration. Sixty-four percent of survey respondents said that cost was their top concern about litigation. The report also found that 54 percent of respondents were concerned about the time it could take to […]

Bitcoin and share trading app Plus500 faces litigation over ‘rigging’ claims – ABC Online

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Posted October 22, 2017 07:30:00 Photo: The Plus500 trading platform has been heavily promoted on social media. (Getty Images: Jie Zhao/Corbis) Related Story: I stole $130,000 from work for my addiction. No one guessed I had a problem Related Story: Corporate watchdog cracks down on CFD advertising An online trading platform allowing users to place bets on the fluctuating price of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, commodities and shares is facing a possible class action overseas. Audio: Betting on bitcoin: The risky world of cryptocurrency (Background Briefing) The company, Plus500, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and operates internationally through subsidiaries […]

Spinal Tap creators amend their Vivendi litigation, add Universal … – Complete Music Update

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Artist News Business News Labels & Publishers Legal Top Stories By Chris Cooke | Published on Friday 20 October 2017 The four creators of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ have filed amendments to their ongoing litigation against Universal Music owner Vivendi. The new filings make new and more specific allegations against the French entertainment conglomerate, while also adding Universal Music itself as a co-defendant. As previously reported, the lawsuit being pursued by Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner is mainly aimed at Vivendi’s movie company StudioCanal, which – through various acquisitions – now controls the rights in ‘This […]

Litigation 2017: Discussion

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Litigation 2017: Discussion Who’s Who Legal brings together Martin Bernet and Colette Wilkins to discuss issues facing litigation lawyers and their clients today, including recent legislative developments, the increase in arbitration-related litigation work and what the future holds for the practice area.              What legislative developments, if any, have occurred in your jurisdiction that have affected the focus of your practice over the past year? Martin Bernet: There are no major legislative developments that have already affected the focus of our practice over the past year but a number of potentially significant projects are in […]