UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law

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The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law.     The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts […]

UC-Berkeley Removes Boalt Name From Law School Over Racist Past

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BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Workers chiseled off the Boalt name from the University of California’s law school building early Thursday morning — a first of its kind denaming process on the Berkeley campus history. The debate over the naming rights of the building began three years ago after Berkeley lecturer […]

Carter Page sues DNC and Clinton law firm over Trump dossier

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Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is suing the Democratic National Committee and the law firm that represented the committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for defamation. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division on Thursday morning, contends the DNC, Perkins Coie, […]

Marsh & McLennan Agency acquires Atlanta-based Ironwood Insurance Services

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The acquisition of Ironwood Insurance Services is expected to give significant private equity expertise to the Marsh subsidiary MMA acquires Ironwood Insurance Services (Credit: Tumisu from Pixabay) Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has acquired Ironwood Insurance Services, an independent broker based in Atlanta, Georgia, for an undisclosed price. Established in […]

Private insurance is health care’s pot of gold

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Private health insurance is a conduit for exploding health care spending, and there’s no end in sight. The big picture: Most politicians defend this status quo, even though prices are soaring. And as the industry’s top executives and lobbyists gathered this week in San Francisco, some nodded to […]

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