from Alison Frankel:

Texas sanctions appeal confronts limits on pre-trial jury research

September 30, 2016

 An appeal under way in state court in Amarillo, Texas poses the provocative question: when do pre-trial surveys of potential members of a jury pool cross the line from permissible investigation to sanctionable efforts to influence community attitudes? According to four lawyers' groups appearing as amici in the case, lawyers across the country should be paying attention to what they consider to be an attack on litigants' right to be heard by a fair and impartial jury.

from Breakingviews:

Ralph Whitworth: the gentleman activist investor

September 30, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingivews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. 

from Breakingviews:

Review: Explosions hide reality in BP spill movie

September 30, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. 

from Keeping Score:

Golf in the rough, the Jose Fernandez effect and North Dakota’s pigeon strategy

September 30, 2016

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From courses closing to brands shutting down their golf lines, National Golf Foundation CEO Joe Beditz explains why the sport is going through a rough patch.  Plus, the impact of the death of Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez on the team’s plans, and how teams figure out when to make money for playing poorly. Listen to this week’s episode of Keeping Score.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Playing a shill game at Vegas casinos

September 30, 2016

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A giant panda cub falls from the stage while 23 giant pandas born in 2016 seen on a display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, September 29, 2016. China Daily/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. - RTSPZEX

A giant panda cub falls from the stage while on display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, September 29, 2016. China Daily/via REUTERS

from Reuters News Now:

Friday Morning Briefing: Hitler as role model for Philippines president

September 30, 2016

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte likened himself to Adolf Hitler, noting there are three million drug addicts in the country. "I'd be happy to slaughter them. If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…," he said, pausing and pointing to himself.

from Breakingviews:

Deutsche Bank has credible shock absorbers

September 30, 2016

By George Hay and Dominic Elliott. The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Guest view: A new blueprint for corporate tax

September 30, 2016

Maarten de Wilde is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and senior associate with Loyens and Loeff. He is the author of "Sharing the Pie: Taxing Multinationals in a Global Market". He is a guest columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

China ties can help Hong Kong catch up in fintech

September 30, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

CBS-Viacom tie-up may please only the Redstones

September 29, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.