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Geoffrey Scimone v. Carnival Corporation

Order Affirming Denial of Defendant's Motion for Removal

On July 1, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that plaintiffs in separate lawsuits could not be joined together for purposes of complying with the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).The Court rejected…more
| Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Transportation
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Ptroleum

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Kiobel

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
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade
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 Act’s…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law
Chevron v. Naranjo, et al.

Second Circuit Opinion Dismissing Chevron's Attempt to Bar Enforcement of Ecuador Judgment.

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
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade
Chevron Ecuador Litigation

2nd Circuit Order Vacating Preliminary Injunction

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
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade, Toxic Torts

International Law Quarterly Spring 2011

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 Seventh Circuit…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
In re Air Crash Over the Mid-Atlantic on June 1, 2009

Memorandum and Order Granting Motion to Dismiss and Denying Motion for Reconsideration

"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
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade, Personal Injury, Products Liability
in Re: Chiquita Brands International Alien Tort Litigation

Opinion & Order on Motion to Dismiss

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
| Business Torts, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
The Facebook, Inc., Mark Zuckerberg v. Winklevoss

The Facebook, Inc., Mark Zuckerberg v. Winklevoss: 9th Circuit Opinion Affirming Decision of Distict Court

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
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law
Empresa Cubana v. U.S.(Havana ClubTrademark Dispute)

Decision on Havana Club Trademark Dispute Between Bacardi and Pernod

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
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Torts, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron Corporation

Order on Republic of Ecuador's Motion to Stay of Arbitration

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
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade, Toxic Torts

Digital Censorship and the Great Firewall of China: Corporate Codes Conduct a Viable Means to Lift the Information Curtain

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. Secretary Clinton's…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

So You Want to Select a Foreign Business Partner? Be Sure to Follow These 3 Matchmaking Tips.

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
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

How to Draft an LLC Operating Agreement for Your International Business Venture.

This article sets forth 5 key provisions to include in an LLC Operating Agreement…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

How to Avoid International Disputes, First, Be Good to Your Suppliers,

This article lays out how a company can work with its supplier to avoid international disputes…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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