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The "Bright Star" Fades: The NC Business Court On Letters Of Credit

I've resolved this year to blog about every numbered decision of the Business Court, as opposed to past years, where my lack of enthusiasm about the more boring decisions has left me writing about less than 100% of the...more

Corruption Allegations in China Lead to a Shareholder Class Action in the U.S.

The filing of a shareholder class action has become routine following a drop in stock price after the revelation of adverse news about a company. Allegations of corruption at a public company are proving to be no different,...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London: Looking Around the Corporate Veil by Hywel Jones

International energy agreements frequently incorporate UK law in choice-of-law clauses. Legal principles developed by British courts thus have the potential to affect wide-ranging operations of energy-related companies,...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Securities Litigation: Securities Litigation and the Energy Sector by Paul R. Bessette, Michael J. Biles and...

Throughout the past ten years securities litigation has made front-page news in the energy sector. Federal securities class action filings against energy companies specifically have increased in the past three years. While...more

Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC

Order of Dismissal

U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas granted dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former General Electric Co. executive under a federal whistle blowing statute. The court held that the anti-retaliation clauses of the Dodd-Frank...more

U.S. Government Intervenes In Action Alleging Evasion Of Import Duties by Rebecca Woodings

The U.S. Department of Justice intervened in a lawsuit alleging falsification of country-of-origin documents to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At issue is whether a Japanese company, Toyo Ink International Corp., two...more

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