The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit alleging GE Energy USA LLC fired its country executive for Iraq after he made an internal report of a possible securities law violation, finding he was not a whistleblower under Dodd-Frank.
ResMed Corp. on Tuesday told the U.S. International Trade Commission that Apex Medical Corp.’s proposed agreement to end a patent infringement investigation is insufficient, an objection that could hinder negotiations to close a dispute over sleep disorder breathing devices.
A company accused of importing products that infringe Sling Media Inc. patented technology called "placeshifting" begged the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday to overturn a default judgment against it, saying it was under the impression it had settled the case.
The U.S. made gains in a long-standing impasse Friday over the regulation of U.S.-listed Chinese companies, emerging from bilateral investment talks with a deal in which China has agreed to hand over audit documents to American regulators.
The Ninth Circuit upheld a $250,000 restitution order Thursday against two Hollywood producers convicted of bribing a Thai official for film festival contracts, ruling a U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn't prohibit the federal government from seeking restitution when a jury doesn't identify a victim.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday said its acquittal of a man who allegedly tried to export military-style rifle scopes without a license didn't amount to a holding that he was innocent when it overturned the conviction for which he served 23 months in prison.
A French criminal court on Monday cleared oil giant Total SA of bribery and corruption charges connected to the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, an acquittal that comes after several attempts by the company and officials to shed allegations springing from an 11-year-old probe.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has said the full commission will review a ruling from one of its judges that found Nanya Technology Corp. imported semiconductors that infringed several patents for dynamic random access memory patents held by Elpida Memory Inc.
The Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a U.S. military equipment maker couldn't sue the Democratic Republic of the Congo in federal court over an unpaid $14 million tab, rejecting the company's expanded interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
A Hawaii federal judge on Monday finalized her decision to reject a proposed class action that was aimed at invalidating the Jones Act, a law designed to help the American shipping industry that the plaintiffs had claimed granted a de facto duopoly to a pair of U.S. shipping companies.
A group of American lumber companies on Monday lost a bid to revive a lawsuit claiming U.S. trade negotiators unfairly cut them out of $500 million in proceeds from a cross-border dispute settlement agreement with Canada.
A World Trade Organization dispute panel has refused to dismiss a U.S. challenge over India's restrictions on American poultry and eggs, rejecting the country's argument that the U.S. complaint was too vague.
The Federal Circuit on Friday breathed new life into a memory controller patent that Rambus Inc. had asserted against Broadcom Corp. and other electronics makers, reversing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's finding that the patent was invalid as anticipated by an earlier patent.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday threw out GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc.'s allegations that Foley & Lardner LLP represented Chinese glycine companies in a dumping duties investigation that conflicted with its prior work for GEO, finding GEO hadn't shown the alleged conflict caused it any injury.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chinese garlic exporter that claimed U.S. officials improperly terminated a new shipper review into anti-dumping duties on company's imports, according to ruling released Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to propose overdue food safety regulations by the end of November, refusing to give the agency the flexibility it said was necessary to roll out the rules.
A U.S. Court of International Trade judge on Tuesday said the Department of Commerce has failed to prove the accuracy of its methods for setting anti-dumping duties on Chinese wooden furniture and demanded more evidence from the department.
A Texas appeals court Tuesday revived a defamation suit against Shell Oil Co., ruling that the oil and gas giant could potentially be held liable for allegedly telling federal authorities that a former employee signed off on bribes to foreign officials.
The Federal Circuit on Monday ruled the U.S. Department of Commerce may disregard information it can't verify while reviewing anti-dumping duty orders, affirming the application of a China-wide 91.73 percent dumping margin on laminated woven sacks from Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co. Ltd.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Monday that U.S. manufacturers are being hurt by the importation of steel wire from China, Mexico and Thailand, bringing U.S. trade officials one step closer to imposing anti-dumping duties on the product, which is used in railroad construction.
Unfortunately, the credentials normally supplied by Big Law firms in beauty contests simply do not tell in-house counsel what they really want to know. Without discounting the difficulty of obtaining helpful information from candidates for outside counsel, there is one question that may be useful for in-house counsel to pose, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
The Chilean Supreme Court's recent judgment in a compressors case should have important ramifications for the abilities of Chile’s competition enforcement agency, Fiscalía Nacional Económica. Significantly, it is now clear that Chile’s Competition Act can reach anti-competitive acts that directly affect the national market, regardless of where that conduct occurs, says Michael Jacobs of Fiscalía Nacional Económica.
In a move reminiscent of recent guidance on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Russia’s Supreme Court has weighed in on Russian anti-corruption law — the first such guidance in 13 years. From the perspective of multinational companies, two of the most significant aspects are likely to be guidance on what qualifies as a bribe under the Russian law and its expanded definition of an extortion defense, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
President Obama seems to be of the view that if law school were reduced to two years, students would incur two-thirds of the expense of attending law school, be burdened by two-thirds of the debt they currently have, and be generally economically better off than they are today after three years of law school. Most startling about the president’s proposal, however, is that he did not discuss the educational effect of his suggestion on the students or the effect on their clients, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
When it comes to preventing cyberattacks, the U.S. government can’t protect its own networks, let alone those of large law firms. And when it comes to deterring and punishing intruders, our government offers even less. We have to do more than play defense. We didn’t reduce street crime by requiring pedestrians to buy better body armor every year, says Stewart Baker, a partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The potential for nonpracticing entities to exploit Section 337 actions for “hold up” value has generated alternative measures designed to thwart abuse. These measures should be evaluated taking into account the significant statutory and procedural differences between patent infringement actions in the federal district courts and in the U.S. International Trade Commission, say Paul Zegger and James High Jr. of Sidley Austin LLP.
What should an attorney do in the middle of a deposition if her client answers in a way that suggests a misunderstanding of the question or sudden memory loss? She will likely want to confer with her client at the next available opportunity, but her ability to do so without waiving privilege will depend, in part, on where the deposition is taking place, say attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.'s broad authority came into focus recently when Polaris Financial Technology announced that the agency had ordered it to divest its ownership stake in a U.S. company. In light of Polaris' misadventure, parties involved in cross-border transactions should be aware of the three important points in CFIUS' recent activism, say Richard Matheny and Gus Coldebella of Goodwin Procter LLP.
Although the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis are occasionally conflated, they have distinct effects on government operations and on parties interacting and transacting with the government, says Boris Bershteyn, of counsel with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and former general counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Canada's recent prosecution of the first individual ever convicted under the Canadian equivalent to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act shows that now more than ever, if your company receives a knock on the door from U.S. regulators regarding alleged violations of the FCPA or another federal law touching on international business, your company may also receive a visit from foreign regulators, say Steven Pelak and Jason Prince of Holland & Hart LLP.