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Arab Bank PLC on Tuesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that a bid by victims of Palestinian attacks to revive allegations that the bank helped militants fund their activities “exemplifies much of what is wrong” with current attempts to expand the use of the Alien Tort Statute.
The Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday that it would sanction Chinese and Russian companies supporting North Korean trade in a move condemned by Chinese officials, while the Department of Justice simultaneously accused two companies of laundering U.S. dollars to aid North Korea.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday gave new life to a suit alleging the U.S. Department of Defense failed to consider the impact on a protected marine mammal from a replacement military base in Okinawa, Japan, reversing a lower court’s finding that environmentalists who brought the suit lack standing.
The Fourth Circuit was the only circuit that let prosecutors freeze a defendant's innocently earned assets ahead of trial, but it has ruled to end that split after recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings convinced the government there's no legal basis for the practice.
CliniComp International Inc., which provides electronic health record systems for U.S. Department of Defense health care facilities, filed a bid protest in the Court of Federal Claims on Friday, saying the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs improperly awarded a contract to Cerner Corp. in June without a competitive bidding process.