Supreme Court Snubs Stolt’s Amnesty Bid

Law360, New York (August 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a slap in the face to Stolt-Nielsen SA, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an application that would have preserved an injunction barring government prosecutors from bringing charges against the Norwegian shipping company.

The injunction, issued in January 2005 by a federal district court, prevented criminal prosecution of Stolt and its executives based on an amnesty agreement the transport company had signed with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in January 2003.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed...
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