A Firm Divided: Seahawks vs. Patriots

Benjamin Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond’s D.C. managing principal and an unusually close supporter of the Seattle Seahawks, alleges his Boston partners are bringing the smack talk before Super Bowl XLIX. But Wilson may have more right to rib. He’s the uncle of—and like a surrogate father to—Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

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  • A Firm Divided: Seahawks vs. Patriots

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Benjamin Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond’s D.C. managing principal and an unusually close supporter of the Seattle Seahawks, alleges his Boston partners are bringing the smack talk before Super Bowl XLIX. But Wilson may have more right to rib. He’s the uncle of—and like a surrogate father to—Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

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  • POM Wonderful Loses Appeal Over FTC’s Deceptive-Ad Claims UPDATED

    By Jenna Greene

    POM Wonderful LLC made deceptive ads touting the health benefits of pomegranate juice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Friday, siding with federal regulators. However, the court ruled one clinical trial, not two, would offer enough proof for POM to back up its health claims.

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