News / UK and world by Press Association April 27, 2018, 2:48 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nintendo’s latest gaming gadget – flat pack cardboard that fits together with its Switch console – has gone on sale in the UK. The Japanese firm’s unique approach to its latest product is called Nintendo Labo, and sees users buy a kit of cardboard pieces that once folded and fitted together create an interactive experience powered by the Nintendo Switch. The array of motion sensors and vibration engines inside the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers then power the designs, known as Toy-Cons, which include a fishing rod, motorbike and robot design among its first two starter kits. Nintendo says the “build-and-play” experiences are designed to inspire imagination and creativity. A Variety set which costs £60 and a large Robot kit priced at £70 are the first to go on sale in the UK. … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s cardboard Labo gaming kits launch in the UK
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By: PRABHAKAR TIMBLE 19 July 2019 3:06 PM GMT The anti-defection law as enunciated in the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution of India was to answer the menace of unethical political defections eating into vitals of democracy. Defections had reduced people's representatives to nomads wandering whenever and wherever they found lush green pastures to graze. Apart from destabilising duly elected governments, such switching of political loyalties had made a mockery of parliamentary democracy. Once elected and chosen by the voters, the people's representatives were at unrestricted liberty to dump their electorate. The 52nd amendment (1985) sought to regulate MLA trading and maintain a balance between the sanctity of the people's vote and the freedom of choice, expression and dissent of an individual. As legislators were quick to locate loopholes and engineered splits, the 91st amendment (2003) was brought in to tighten the loose bolts. This brought in the drizzle of … [Read more...] about Anti-Defection Law: A Tunnel Of Darkness?
On September 22, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) seeking comment on whether FERC should make changes to the manner in which it evaluates horizontal market power for purposes of evaluating transactions under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) and its market-based rate program. Among other things, if FERC ultimately adopts this proposal, certain transactions that currently require no detailed market power analysis to be submitted in order to obtain approval would now be subject to more scrutiny. For instance, while FERC traditionally has not required applicants to submit a detailed market power analysis where a transaction would result in a de minimis change in market concentration, the NOI suggests that FERC is reevaluating the merits of this approach where the transaction involves the partial acquisition of a competitor’s assets in a particular … [Read more...] about FERC Reconsidering Horizontal Market Power Analyses For Purposes of Section 203 Filings and Market-Based Rate Applications
Mergers have become an increasingly popular option for law firms seeking to expand their national or global footprint and to weather the changing legal climate. But determining whether a merger is the right option takes more than due diligence. It requires extreme soul-searching and a laser focus on the long game. To this end, Mayer Brown’s playbook could be considered a case study for a successful merger.In the last 15 years, the firm has undergone three mergers on three continents, transforming it from a Chicago-based firm with just 3 percent of its attorneys outside the U.S. to a global firm with nearly half its lawyers in foreign offices. The firm’s exponential growth was driven by clients’ increasingly global needs, says Paul Theiss, the firm’s Chicago-based chairman.The mergers are working just as the firm intended: Recently, Mayer Brown’s outpost in Hong Kong collaborated on a client matter with a new lawyer in the Frankfurt, Germany, office. And … [Read more...] about How to pull off a successful law firm merger
There was a time not long ago when the odds of beating the Federal Trade Commission on a hospital merger antitrust challenge were slim. Two recent defeats, however, may change that some. Late last year, the FTC, in quick succession, mounted antitrust challenges to two pending hospital combinations: Hershey/Pinnacle in central Pennsylvania, and Advocate/NorthShore in Chicago. Both challenges face serious obstacles following two U.S. District Court decisions rejecting the agency’s approach to defining geographic markets. If the agency does not prevail on appeal in one or both of these cases, the antitrust landscape for hospital mergers may change dramatically and accelerate the pace of hospital consolidations.Penn State Hershey Medical Center ("Hershey") and PinnacleHealth System ("Pinnacle") began discussions in 2014 and entered into a formal agreement to merge in March 2015. The FTC investigated the proposed transaction for potential anticompetitive effects, and filed its … [Read more...] about One-Two Punch on Hospital Challenges: Is the FTC Down for the Count?