Where is the Bull Running to for the Legal Market and for Your Practice?
April 26, 2019
Recently, several top experts shared perspectives on potential implications of the historic stock market bull run for the legal industry in general, and for litigators specifically, as they seek to advance their practices and support their clients’ needs.
The Weight of the Bull on Tomorrow’s Litigation
April 12, 2019
To provide a unique perspective on the historic bull run of the U.S. stock market, IMS ExpertServices recently interviewed several top experts in banking, finance, economics, and securities to share their thoughts and professional insights.
The Supreme Court Takes Up the E-Commerce Sales Tax Debate
April 16, 2018
The accelerating growth of e-commerce has been a boon for Internet entrepreneurs. But, the Internet revolution has been less kind to state governments who remain unable to collect sales taxes from online retailers without a “physical presence” in their state. Thus, as e-commerce has grabbed a larger slice of the retail sales pie, the sales tax base of many states has shrunk. A current case out of North Dakota stands to change that. Read on to learn more.
130B Tech Merger Takes Monopoly to a Global Scale
November 28, 2017
Do you know how many people in the world own a smartphone? If the number 2.4 billion would not surprise you, smartphone chip producer, Broadcom’s offer to purchase its competitor, Qualcomm, for $130B probably would not either. At IMS, our team is prepared for many more globally-impactful deals like this to emerge, particularly in the smart technology market, and we’re curious followers: Do you think Broadcom can push this $130B deal through?
SCOTUS to Soon Discover: What’s in Your Wallet and Why
November 16, 2017
Which credit card do you currently carry? But, more importantly, why? SCOTUS will soon be taking up a long-standing battle over Amex’s “anti-steering” policies, which prevent merchants from steering consumers to use one card over another. As the consumer, you get to weigh in. Do you think Amex’s anti-steering affects you?
Cybersecurity Litigation Following Equifax Breach
October 3, 2017
When the Social Security and credit card numbers of 143 million people are hacked, an onslaught of litigation is destined to follow. Find out what claims are currently mounting against Equifax and the likely expert testimony needed to resolve them.
Metlife Lesson: Get Out Before You’re Too Big to Fail
November 22, 2016
For a financial company, it is a not a badge of honor. It's a costly designation; one Metlife has been vigorously fighting for years. Will the regulatory web over the financial industry encourage other companies to follow suit and pull out before they, too, get "too big to fail?"
Did Visa, MasterCard Collude to Put Profits Before Protection?
August 16, 2016
Visa and MasterCard have the payment card market cornered - but at what cost? According to Home Depot, $750 million in excessive transaction fees last year. This is the basis for its recent antitrust suit alleging the card issuers are colluding to put profits ahead of fraud protection.