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Reynolds American to be acquired by British American Tobacco Plc in deal valued at $49 billion at announcement Jones Day is advising Reynolds American in British American Tobacco's acquisition of the 57.8 percent of RAI's outstanding shares not owned by BAT and its affiliates, in a transaction valued at $49 billion at announcement. Read More »

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Idenix wins $2.54 billion jury verdict in Gilead patent dispute involving hepatitis C drugs After a nine day trial and less than two hours of jury deliberation, Jones Day, on behalf of Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), won the largest patent infringement verdict in U.S. history to date, involving a multi-billion dollar patent dispute with Gilead Sciences Inc. over sofosbuvir, the active ingredient in Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi® and Harvoni®. Read More »

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Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's corruption convictions unanimously vacated by Supreme Court and DOJ later drops case In a decisive victory for Jones Day client and former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, the Supreme Court unanimously vacated Governor McDonnell's convictions for public corruption offenses, rejecting the Department of Justice's legal theory and holding that the instructions given to the jury were erroneously overbroad. Read More »

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The Southern Company acquires AGL Resources for $12 billion Jones Day advised The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in a cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8 billion. Read More »

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Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billion The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion. Read More »

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Reynolds American acquires Lorillard for $27.4 billion Jones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) in its acquisition of Lorillard, Inc. for $27.4 billion and in the related $7.1 billion divestiture to an affiliate of Imperial Tobacco Group and $4.7 billion investment by British American Tobacco, RAI's largest shareholder. Read More »

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City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmed Jones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts. Read More »

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Noel Canning victorious as U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules to invalidate President Obama's 2012 recess appointments to NLRB In a decisive victory for Jones Day client Noel Canning, the Court held that the President's three January 2012 recess appointments were unconstitutional under the Recess Appointments Clause. Read More »

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Texas Keystone prevails against claim brought by Excalibur Ventures Jones Day successfully defended Texas Keystone Inc., a U.S. oil and gas company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, against Excalibur Ventures' $1.6 billion claim for an interest in various petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan. Read More »

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American Airlines merges with US Airways in $11 billion deal Jones Day represented American Airlines in the antitrust investigation and federal court challenge to its $11 billion merger with US Airways, which closed after the Department of Justice and State attorneys general agreed to settle their lawsuit that sought to block the deal. Read More »

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Mahindra Satyam resolves global investor claims Jones Day resolved world-wide claims brought against Mahindra Satyam by former investors in connection with the alleged admission of Satyam's former Chairman that he deliberately misstated the Company's accounts for several years. Read More »

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Hertz wins antitrust approval for long-fought acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Jones Day secured antitrust approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the $2.3 billion acquisition by U.S. car rental company Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Read More »

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Peabody Energy exits chapter 11 in less than a year Facing unprecedented industry conditions in late 2015 and early 2016, Peabody Energy Corporation, the world's largest private-sector coal company, and 153 of its direct and indirect subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on April 13, 2016. Read More »

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