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The Hatfields and McCoys of East Hampton

• Squabbling neighbors Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates and Marc Spilker of Goldman Sachs are providing this summer’s drama in East Hampton. [Portfolio]
HBO is planning a new series about hedge-fund managers. Sounds more Entourage than Sopranos. [DealBreaker]
• Finland leads in the world in paid time off, while the United States bests overworked Vietnam and Thailand.* [CNNMoney]

• The Bancroft family is leaning toward selling to Rupert Murdoch. [WaPo]
• At David Halberstam’s memorial service, mourners asked themselves, “What would David do?” [WWD]
• Les Moonves called Dan Rather sexist for complaining that Katie Couric had “tarted up” the evening news. [FT]

• New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye said underpaid judges are prepared to sue if they don’t get a raise from the Legislature. [New York Law Journal]
• The year’s U.S. Open golf tournament has lawyers everywhere, from tournament chair to rules officials. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• Is the new attorney-rating website Avvo too aggressive in judging lawyers on minor infractions? [Law Blog/WSJ]

• Garrard denies rumors that it’s replacing creative director Jade Jagger with Stephen Webster. [British Vogue]
• Reebok unveils the Basquiat shoe, inspired by the late artist. [Fashionista]
• Lanvin is doing its first bridal collection. [Flypaper]

*Correction: This item initially (and incorrectly) stated that Australia
had the most vacation time.

The Hatfields and McCoys of East Hampton