A Florida federal judge Friday signed off on an agreement awarding a Trinidad and Tobago bottling company $1.08 million, after an international arbitrator found that its Panama business partner and bulk perfume purchaser failed to repay its $2 million investment.
A World Bank tribunal on Thursday declined jurisdiction over a €100 million claim lodged by Capital Financial Holdings Luxembourg SA over the alleged unlawful expropriation of its investment in Commercial Bank Cameroon and, finding that claim to be an abuse of right, ordered the company to bear the full costs of the arbitration.
After a $3.2 million arbitral award was confirmed in its favor in a dispute with a dolphin park operator, a financial consulting company asked a California federal judge to award it more than $50,000 in attorneys' fees, saying it is entitled to them based on a contract between the parties.
Canadian mining company Crystallex on Thursday slammed Venezuela’s bid to pause enforcement of Crystallex’s $1.4 billion arbitral award without having to post a bond, arguing that the country hasn’t shown it will pay the judgment if its appeal is unsuccessful.
A D.C. federal judge Friday denied a bid by former Yukos Oil Co. shareholders looking to revive $50 billion arbitral awards to issue subpoenas to a Baker Botts partner without giving him a chance to fight them first, though a similar application in California relating to an Armenian attorney passed muster Thursday.
Polsinelli PC hired a commercial litigator with nearly three decades of experience in domestic and international consumer class action and arbitration experience from the ranks of Hogan Lovells to join its New York office, the firm has announced.
Aerospace and defense company Orbital ATK Inc. on Thursday slammed a German small arms manufacturer’s bid to arbitrate a $27 million suit over the manufacturer’s alleged failure to deliver weapons under a U.S. Army subcontract, arguing the German company is citing an arbitration clause from a separate agreement.
A U.S. insurer asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday not to force it to accept an umpire proposed by certain underwriters at Lloyd's, London, in arbitration aimed at resolving a dispute over the allocation of an underlying pollution claim, decrying "shenanigans" in the appointment process.
Ecuador recently joined a handful of nations throughout the world that have terminated their bilateral investment treaties in response to rallying cries against investor-state arbitration, but experts say there's no indication yet that trend will spread throughout the region.
The National Indemnity Co. doubled down on its bid for $5 million from a Brazilian reinsurer so it can pay a settlement it reached with a steel maker in a related dispute, telling a New York federal court Wednesday the reinsurer is obligated to pay it under an arbitration award.
The Supreme Court of Canada has tossed efforts from a pair of companies to enforce an arbitration award against Kyrgyzstan by seizing gold company stock that the country indirectly controls, leaving intact an Ontario Court of Appeal decision finding that the case lacked “a solid conceptual underpinning.”
A New York bankruptcy judge found Thursday that former MF Global excess insurer Allied World Assurance Co. Ltd. owes the defunct company $926,000 in attorneys' fees over Allied’s failure to get court permission before filing an action to arbitrate a contract dispute in Bermuda.
The Supreme Court of Estonia has decided to take up a privatized water utility’s tariff dispute with the country’s competition authority while parallel €90 million ($100.4 million) arbitration plays out before a World Bank tribunal, the utility announced Wednesday.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her views on writing dissents and the change she hopes they inspire in the law, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.
Although a secret settlement between a Malaysian recycling company and a scrap metal dealer cheated the Malaysian company’s counsel out of its fees tied to an arbitration award, a Texas federal judge found Tuesday that he lacked jurisdiction to rule on the counsel’s claims for payment.
The Dominican Republic has fought back against an American couple's $41.5 million claim for allegedly obstructing the expansion of a gated community in favor of politically connected competitors, urging an international tribunal not to be swayed by a statement of claim that "reads like a script from a Broadway show."
A Cerner Corp. affiliate asked an Oregon federal judge Tuesday to pause an order tossing a United Arab Emirates citizen from its suit seeking to enforce a $63 million award, saying he could otherwise move his funds out of the U.S. while an appeal is pending.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday that the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system is overdue for reform, decrying the frequency with which U.S. policies are put in the crosshairs of other WTO members.
A Canadian judge has rejected a Spanish company's challenge to a $3.1 million arbitration award issued to the Dominican Republic and its civil aviation authority to resolve a dispute involving an air traffic control system at one of the country's airports, concluding that the underlying arbitration agreement was valid and not abusive.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday tossed an Iraqi contractor’s suit against the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. over alleged misconduct in an underlying arbitration stemming from a U.S. State Department project, finding his appeal lacks an arguable basis.
Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Differences in law, practice and procedure between the U.S. and U.K. legal systems require policyholders and their captives to carefully consider the applicable law and forum for resolving disputes before entering into an insurance or reinsurance policy or contract containing an international arbitration agreement, say attorneys with Reed Smith LLP.
As in the U.S., a product liability lawsuit in Australia can be resolved through an out-of-court settlement agreement. But the mechanisms for settlement in Australian litigation differ from how cases are settled in the U.S. Knowing the settlement landscape and possible costs consequences is important for U.S.-based companies who operate or distribute in Australia, says Bettina Sorbello of DibbsBarker.
Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.
One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Lateral candidates looking to make the last — or perhaps only — move of their career cannot afford to just stand by and let a law firm’s vetting process unfold on its own, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.
One frequently hears from leading malpractice insurers that one of the highest risk categories for law firms is that of lateral partners not sufficiently vetted during the recruitment process, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies Inc. who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.
Thus far the U.S. Supreme Court has addressed only a few issues concerning “class arbitration." Gilbert Samberg of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC examines several elements of the current law, muddled as it is.