The New Black Panther Party will test Ohio's open-carry laws this weekend during protests ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohio officials have said it will be legal for protesters to carry weapons at demonstrations outside the convention under that state’s open-carry law, which allows civilians to carry guns in public.
The insurance industry is ripe for technological disruption, but the results may be dicey. Some areas of banking services, notably payments, have been relentlessly targeted by start-up companies since the financial crisis. But nine in 10 insurance executives polled by consultant PwC reckon at least part of their business is at risk over the next five years – a greater proportion than in any other area of finance.
from Alison Frankel:
(Reuters) - The reputation of the plaintiffs' bar - always a vulnerable target for the business lobby - has not been enhanced by long-running litigation stemming from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The good work by members of the plaintiffs' steering committee, who negotiated and subsequently defended one of the biggest private settlements in U.S. history has been overshadowed by accusations against their supposedly less scrupulous colleagues.
from Tales from the Trail:
By Adam DeRose
Donald Trump's latest dispute is not an epic Twitter battle, for once. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate took to the New York Times instead to criticize Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for commenting to that same newspaper over the weekend about the U.S. election. Trump said Ginsburg should apologize for her "highly inappropriate" remarks.
from Reuters News Now:
Supporters of open-carry laws – allowing law-abiding citizens to display their firearms in public – say it's all about deterrence and exercising Second Amendment rights. But those laws aren't terribly helpful during a mass shooting, according to the police chief of Dallas, where five officers were killed last week by a lone sniper.
Alibaba’s experience shows Russia’s pivot east is far from straightforward. Under President Vladimir Putin, Moscow wants deeper economic ties with China, so it can deal less with an unfriendly West. But Russia’s poor business climate makes life hard for Chinese companies, although they are used to draconian rules at home. Even e-commerce giant Alibaba has only made modest inroads.