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Google cofounder Larry Page threatened to leave if the company didn’t find a way to keep him in control, newly unsealed court docs reveal

“Those shares come with no votes, meaning that Google can issue an endless number of them without affecting the voting control held by Page, Brin, and Schmidt” writes Troy Wolverton for businessinsider.com. Google, now a part of holding company Alphabet, ultimately created a third class of stock— Class C shares — that it distributed as a dividend to existing shareholders.Their control could also be diluted if Google issued new Class A shares as part of an acquisition.As part of a 2013 settlement of that suit, Google agreed to require Page,…

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Custody dispute? A judge can order you to use this app to deal with your ex.

“When asked about privacy concerns, especially those relating to users’ location data, Weiss emphasized that the company takes the matter seriously” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. Weiss confirmed to Mashable that approximately 70 percent of the app’s users come from the courts.As the app’s privacy policy notes, coParenter collects reams of data — data that can be turned over to courts — which can include everything from heated text exchanges to you and your ex-partner’s location data.Say hello to coParenter, an app designed to facilitate the often-fraught dealings of two…

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Hindu Bodies Oppose Mediation, Supreme Court Reserves Order

“The bench, also comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer reserved the order on whether or not to refer the Ayodhya land dispute for mediation” writes Press Trust Of for huffingtonpost.com. During the hearing the top court said it was conscious of the gravity of the land dispute and the outcome of mediation on the body politics of the country.The top court had earlier asked the contesting parties to explore the possibility of amicably settling the decades-old dispute through mediation, saying it may help in “healing…

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Trump’s trade battle with India kicked off after it refused to allow US companies to jack up prices on key medical equipment

“The Times of India reports that India declined to make this change, saying “it had commitments to make such medical devices affordable to Indian patients.”” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. The trade scrap between the US and India which saw the latter country kicked out of a longstanding agreement was sparked by India’s refusal to allow the liberalization of pricing policies on certain key medical devices. Source: businessinsider.com

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Border Patrol agent charged in alleged attempt to kill girlfriend during domestic dispute

“A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in South Texas has been charged with three felonies for allegedly attempting to kill his girlfriend during a domestic dispute Sunday, according to the Edinburg Police Department” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The off-duty agent then fled the scene and was taken into custody about 15 miles away in Weslaco, Texas. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Trump, Lighthizer dispute may result in ‘inadequate’ and ‘weak’ US-China trade deal, expert says

“Robert Lighthizer had to very quickly drop that phrase and get on with the Trumpian language like a ‘trade deal,’” he added” writes Yen Nee Lee for cnbc.com. “I think the big question … is whether or not President Trump is going to overrule Robert Lighthizer and take a deal that Lighthizer would regard as inadequate, as weak.With strains showing up in the relationship between the U.S. President Donald Trump and his Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, one expert has expressed concerns that Trump would settle for an “inadequate” and “weak”…

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In major religion case, Supreme Court weighs Maryland cross dispute

“The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the cross was unconstitutional, reversing a Maryland-based federal judge’s decision allowing the monument” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up one of the biggest cases of its current term when it weighs whether a cross-shaped war memorial on public land in Maryland is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. Source: 95kqds.com

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Foreign companies say China is increasingly respecting intellectual property rights

“While the U.S. and China are locked in a trade dispute over Beijing’s treatment of foreign firms, many foreign companies say there’s one area with some positive change: intellectual property” writes Qilai Shen for cnbc.com. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Tuesday that 59 percent of its members believe Beijing has improved its enforcement of intellectual property protection in the last five years.”I think the statistics that we showed indicate that there’s a feeling there’s been a modest improvement in enforcement in the judicial system (on intellectual property…

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