Home Daily News Who are your favorite lawyers to follow on… Question of the Week By Lee Rawles Posted December 12, 2018, 1:54 pm CST Every summer, the ABA Journal asks our readers to submit their favorite legal blogs and social media accounts as part of our annual Web 100 feature. We use a combination of reader suggestions, contributions from a panel of outside judges, and our own favorites to compile our list. But there’s a spirited debate each year once the Web 100 is released about worthy blogs and social media accounts that didn’t make that year’s list. So this week, we’d like to ask: Who are your favorite lawyers to follow on social media? Who do you think your fellow ABA Journal readers should be following on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn? Who would you nominate for the 2019 Web 100? Answer in the comments. Read the answers to last week’s question: What common language errors make you grit your teeth? Featured answer: Posted by Just … [Read more...] about Who are your favorite lawyers to follow on social media?
On the same day former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced in Manhattan to three years in federal prison violating campaign finance laws by paying off women who alleged affairs with Donald Trump, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced another major development apparently connected to Mr. Trump. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced it has previously reached an agreement not to prosecute American Media Inc., the parent company to the National Enquirer that paid former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 election. McDougal has alleged that she had a sexual relationship with Mr. Trump. The office said in a press release that the company "admitted that it made the $150,000 payment ... in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate." "AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman's story so as to prevent it from influencing the … [Read more...] about Prosecutors: Media company admitted it paid off Playboy model to protect Trump before election
World Donald Trump Media and pundits in Saudi Arabia, as well as those of the kingdom’s close allies, have turned to racism and conspiracy theories to defend President Donald Trump and Republicans against progressive Muslim-American politicians. Newly-elected Representatives Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan as well as Abdul El-Sayed, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in Michigan, have all faced attacks and criticism from Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Although all the Democratic politicians espouse socially progressive views, regularly promoting LGBTQ and women’s issues, they have been labeled as “radical,” with Arab media and talking heads claiming they have links to Islamists. Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, D-MN, attends a press conference in the House Visitors Center at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 30 MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images “The Democrats’ … [Read more...] about Saudi Media Defends Donald Trump by Attacking Progressive Muslim-American Politicians With Racism, Conspiracy Theories
Hamza Shaban, The Washington Post Published 7:22 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 After buying AOL and Yahoo for nearly $9 billion, Verizon said Tuesday that it will write down the goodwill value of its media business by $4.6 billion, a massive drop the company attributes to stiff competition in the digital ad market and a failure to realize benefits out of the combination of the two legacy companies. After Verizon acquired Yahoo last year, the company unveiled Oath, a media and tech business where Yahoo and AOL would be housed, among other brands, to challenge Silicon Valley's dominant position in online advertising. But according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Verizon said the value of Oath's goodwill - the intangible assets it purchased in the AOL and Verizon acquisitions - has plummeted. Verizon previously valued Oath's goodwill at $4.8 billion, the filing said, but after the write-down it sits at just $200 million. "Verizon's Media business, … [Read more...] about Verizon takes massive $4.6 billion write-down on its media business
Updated 5:47 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 FILE - This May 2, 2017, file photo, shows Verizon corporate signage on a store in New York's Midtown. Shares of Verizon are falling before the opening bell after the company said it would take a $4.6 billion hit for what’s become an expensive internet foray that’s never panned out. less FILE - This May 2, 2017, file photo, shows Verizon corporate signage on a store in New York's Midtown. Shares of Verizon are falling before the opening bell after the company said it would take a $4.6 billion ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This May 2, 2017, file photo, shows Verizon corporate signage on a store in New York's Midtown. Shares of Verizon … [Read more...] about Verizon slips on $4.6B charge related to Oath media business