Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Ptroleum
In an opinion issued on April 7, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a group of Nigerians living in the United States who sought to hold oil companies accountable for alleged human rights violations in Nigeria through…more
Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC
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 Act’s…more
Chevron v. Naranjo, et al.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York issued an opinion explaining its decision to overturn a district court injunction barring enforcement of the judgment outside of Ecuador.
Chevron filed suit in…more
Chevron Ecuador Litigation
On September 19, 2011, a federal appeals court reversed Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan's preliminary injunction blocking worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.
In its ruling, a…more
The spring 2011 of the Florida Bar International Law Section's International Law Quarterly covers a broad range of topics. Articles include:
Taking Evidence in International Arbitration: The New IBA Rules
In re Air Crash Over the Mid-Atlantic...
"Judge Breyer upheld his initial decision from October that the case should be exported abroad based on a legal doctrine called forum non conveniens, which allows courts to reject U.S. jurisdiction if there is an adequate and…more
in Re: Chiquita Brands International...
Plaintiffs allege claims against Chiquita Brands International under 28 U.S.C. sec. 1350, commonly known as the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS'"), for terrorism; material support to terrorist organizations; torture; extrajudicial…more
The Facebook, Inc., Mark Zuckerberg v....
On April 11, 2011, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court decision that denied the Winklevoss twins bid to void their settlement agreement with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
In his opinion, Judge…more
Empresa Cubana v. U.S.(Havana...
A divided appeals court in Washington ruled in favor of the U.S. Treasury Department's refusal to renew a Cuban company's trademark for "Havana Club" rum. The decision is the latest development in a long and bitter dispute…more
Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron...
Although the Second Circuit affirmed the decision below, the Court found against Chevron on several key factual issues that undermine the company's defenses both in Ecuador and potentially in various enforcement courts where it…more
Google and GoDaddy’s defiance of China's censorship mandate illustrates the power of corporate social responsibility initiatives to influence and reshape the repressive policies of authoritarian regimes.
Utilizing the resources outlined in this article will go a long way in helping you validate a foreign business partner. A small investment in reliable business intelligence now will pay huge dividends in the future by minimizing…more
This article sets forth 5 key provisions to include in an LLC Operating Agreement…more
This article lays out how a company can work with its supplier to avoid international disputes…more
On September 28, 2010, the Supreme Court agreed to a request from the Obama administration to take up a case involving claims made by telecommunications giant AT&T to keep secret the information gathered by the Federal…more
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