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Canadian COVID-19 Government Announcements Summary

Welcome to the Canadian COVID-19 Government Announcements Summary, a newsletter from our Government Affairs and Public Policy practice group. This newsletter provides weekly updates of federal and provincial announcements relevant to… more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Retroactive Punitive Damages Against the Republic of the Sudan - The Supreme Court allows victims of terrorist attacks suing the Republic of the Sudan under § 1605A(c) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to pursue punitive damages for preenactment conduct.

The Supreme Court in Opati v. Republic of Sudan, No. 17–1268, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), has held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA") allows certain plaintiffs to recover punitive damages from state sponsors of terrorism for… more

Blockchain Week in Review: May 2020 #2

U.S. Developments - Litigation - Ripple Faces New Litigation Related to XRP Token Sale - On May 1, 2020, Puerto Rico-based company Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC (BMA) filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs, Inc., XRP II, LLC… more

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