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Will Dior Ditch Galliano?

• Are John Galliano’s days at Dior numbered? [NYP]
• Alice Roi’s been busy: Her acclaimed Uniqlo collaboration hits shelves this week, and her pop-up store will open in May. [The Shophound]
• Anya Hindmarch reportedly sent her ecoconscious “It” bag to editors in … a plastic bag. [Fashionista]

• Were Bob Schieffer and Leslie Stahl the “CBS insiders” who spread rumors that Katie Couric would be out after the 2008 election? [Fox News via TV Newser/Mediabistro]
• A busted printing press resulted in this week’s Observer hitting the streets a day late. [NYP]
• Dennis publishing isn’t bringing in the $250 million that Felix Dennis had hoped. So far bids have topped out at $220 million. [WWD]

• Wachtell Lipton partner Michael Katze left behind about a $3.8 million salary to study social work at Columbia. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• The idea of a publicly traded law firm is strictly academic for now, but the ethical discussions are certainly picking up. [Legal Blog Watch]
• In the eyes of business, New York’s tort liability system ranks nineteenth in the country. The courts are friendliest to companies in Delaware and not so nice in West Virginia. [Institute for Legal Reform via Law Blog/WSJ]

• When banks open in underserved neighborhoods, it can take some convincing to get people to open an account. [NYT]
• Former Comverse Technology chief Jacob “Kobi” Alexander continues to thwart Feds from extraditing him for allegedly manipulating stock options of the Long Island company. He’s spending time in Nambia these days. [NYP]
• The new trade group the Private Equity Council issued its first press release to dispel union complaints that buyouts kill jobs. [Deal Journal/WSJ]

Will Dior Ditch Galliano?