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Tribal Corporate Bankruptcy Petition Raises Issues of First Impression for Bankruptcy Court

On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered corporation wholly owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. This is a...more

John Ruggie Gives Opening Address at U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 4 and 5, more than 1,000 participants from 85 countries gathered for the first U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum focused on “trends and challenges” in the implementation of...more

Pryor Cashman Files Complaint in Federal Court on Behalf of Client Gerald Celente Against Google Inc.

Pryor Cashman filed a complaint today in federal court in the Southern District of New York on behalf of client Gerald Celente, an internationally recognized trend forecaster, against Google Inc. and David Chekroun, who...more

Tribal Gaming Enterprise Held Ineligible to File for Chapter 11

Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casinos owned by Native American tribes have proliferated across tribal lands and have generated billions of dollars in revenue annually. While casinos such as...more

The Revised Equator Principles Call on Companies to Seek Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. Next up: Governments?

The new draft Equator Principles reflect and build upon the IFC Performance Standards’ requirement that companies obtain the free, prior, and informed consent ("FPIC") of indigenous peoples for development projects. This...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - June 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 6

In this issue: Interview with Nonie Manion; Tribunal Upholds Forced Combination of Bank’s Investment Subsidiary; Update: Cigarette Sales on Reservations; ALJ Accepts Vendor’s Proof of Resales; Telecom Equipment “Shelters”...more

9th Circuit Affirms Judgment for Teck Alaska in Title VII Shareholder Preference Suit -Court validates ANCSA shareholder...

In Conitz v. Teck Alaska, a case involving shareholder preferences closely watched by ANCSA corporations and others, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a brief unpublished decision affirming the district...more

Are ANCSA Corporations subject to GINA?

In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final regulations governing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) (Title II establishes GINA’s employment-related...more

The importance and benefits of Microsavings for MFI's

What can Microsavings do to diminish poverty? Microsavings options are typically offered in developing and developed countries as a way to encourage saving for education and other future investments. American Conference...more

BMG v Chukchansi - Stanley

Petition for Rehearing en banc - Opposition

10th Circuit Court of Appeals Reversed and Remanded, agreeing with our appeal that tribal sovereign immunity is not waived by a casino employee's action in an intellectual property matter...more

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges

Table of Contents I. Executive Summary...4 II. The Evolution of Free, Prior, And Informed Consent in International Law and Voluntary Initiatives...9 A. International Legal Standards...9 B. Standards Directly Applicable to...more

How Lula Is Making Brazil into a New America and a World Power

In 2006, we prepared a paper, initially published at site www.brazzil.com. We outlined the way we then perceived deep changes in a short term in Brazil and made a prediction on the evolution of Brazil in several...more

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