The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday backed a 14 percent duty on a Turkish rectangular-pipe company based on the Department of Commerce's determination that it provided incorrect information regarding a property tax subsidy, finding that U.S. trade law, buttressed by a 2015 update, granted Commerce “wide latitude” when it found the company did not fully cooperate.
Cable TV system operators told the U.S. trade representative Friday that requiring Canadian cable providers to negotiate agreements for carrying American broadcast content as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement revisions would be a drag on the industry.
World Trade Organization members have expressed concern with a Chinese proposal to offer special assistance to small and medium-sized businesses that are targeted in trade enforcement cases, the WTO disclosed on Monday, noting members were cautious about going down a road of preferential treatment.
The Chinese real estate boss convicted by a jury of bribing two ex-U.N. diplomats asked a Manhattan federal court Monday for a private meeting with Chinese officials to discuss his “conditions and treatment” in the U.S., where he is on house arrest while awaiting sentencing.
A new British financial sanctions watchdog is increasingly targeting banks and other financial services, leading lawyers to warn that firms need to ramp up compliance and set up proper defenses as the sector waits for the agency to dish out its first punishment.
The U.S. Department of Commerce said Monday it is maintaining countervailing duties north of 300 percent on steel nails from Vietnam, against the backdrop of a challenge from importers of zinc masonry anchors who say the duties are being applied too broadly.
An unusual World Trade Organization dispute between the U.S. and Canada over the latter's purported restrictions on foreign wine reaching its grocery stores continued to draw interest from the world's top wine producers Monday as Argentina requested to formally monitor the case.
British investigators are opening, on average, one new investigation a week into alleged financial sanctions breaches committed by U.K. regulated banks and businesses, records obtained by Law360 show.
As a first-year judge in 2014, Federal Circuit Judge Raymond Chen remembers feeling concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision was “broad and conceptual in its guidance.” But three years on the bench have shown him the wisdom of the high court’s incremental approach, Judge Chen said in a keynote speech at an intellectual property summit in Los Angeles on Friday.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday allowed solar panel maker Suniva Inc. to take on roughly $3 million in additional post-petition financing the debtor said was needed to keep up its unusual restructuring efforts that hinge on prosecuting an import relief case before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A financial adviser that provided analysis to baby formula maker Synutra International Inc. in a $125 million take-private bid last year asked a Delaware Chancery Court judge on Thursday to be dismissed from the case because aiding and abetting claims lodged against it aren't backed up by any facts in a shareholder complaint.
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that found a Creative Technology Ltd. media player patent is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision, sealing a win for various smartphone makers, including Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
The U.S. Court of International Trade granted the U.S. government a $1.6 million summary judgment award against a shoe importer Thursday over “grossly negligent” product misclassification, and left a penalty of up to $20.8 million on the table pending other questions in the case.
A former electronics saleswoman linked to a $30 million illegal Russian microchip export scheme was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release Thursday, after she was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a New York federal judge said.
A skeptical D.C. Circuit panel Friday suggested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bypassed its required rulemaking process when it banned imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe.
President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. will put its landmark nuclear agreement with Iran under close review, and vowed that he will not hesitate to terminate the accord if efforts to work with lawmakers to strengthen its provisions fall short.
The Australian government has asked for a seat at the table in a brewing World Trade Organization dispute brought by the U.S. targeting Canadian restrictions on the sale of foreign wine in its grocery stores, according to a WTO document circulated Friday.
The European Union cannot legally agree to a transition period for Britain's departure until late 2018, and the U.K. must be prepared to leave without a trade deal until the last minute of negotiations, a pro-Brexit legal group warned Thursday.
Opponents of Brexit have threatened the government with legal action over its refusal to release 50 internal studies into the impact on several sectors of the U.K. economy of Britain leaving the European Union.
Energizer won a suit claiming trademark infringement against a small competitor in Illinois federal court Wednesday, while the nation’s other largest battery brand, Duracell, filed suit in the same court accusing an importer of trademark violations for selling foreign batteries in the U.S.
President Donald Trump has begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, fulfilling one of his bedrock campaign promises. As the administration prepares to reopen the agreement for the first time in 23 years, catch up on all of Law360’s latest coverage of NAFTA and what lies ahead for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
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After nearly a decade of recession-accelerated change in the legal industry, “merit-based” compensation has largely come to mean measuring attorney success using some combination of origination and working attorney hours metrics. However, there are signs that the real impact of the recession is still around the corner, and that building a book isn’t enough, says Peter Zeughauser of Zeughauser Group.
While it lends more than $100 million each year to our nation’s college students — including law students — the U.S. Department of Education surprisingly limits loan counseling to one-time entrance counseling for first-time student borrowers. Is this rational? asks Christopher Chapman, president of AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit focused on access to legal education.
For the second time in four years, the U.S. International Trade Commission has been asked to exclude products from import into the United States based on standard-essential patents. The Fujifilm case is a potential opportunity for the ITC to clarify what the proper test is for essentiality in the absence of a contractually agreed-upon definition, say Bryan Vogel and Derrick Carman of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Government contracts firms frequently ask questions about the application of International Traffic In Arms Regulations requirements, including how ITAR is applied to small and midsized companies. The Bright Lights case squarely addresses many of these questions, says Thomas McVey of Williams Mullen.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's speech in Florence last month was intended to create momentum in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, but has been criticized as vague and insubstantial. It seems that for the time being, the U.K. government's attitude toward Brexit negotiations is to wait for a solution to turn up, says David Mundy of Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.
The shift to electronic filing has somewhat eased the task of reviewing briefs and their supporting files. An e-brief takes e-filing to the next level, says Christine Falcicchio, a principal at Strut Legal Inc.
Last month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Trade Representative and the European Union executed the covered agreement finalizing approaches regarding controversial areas of insurance regulation. The U.S. must begin deliberations on the federal preemption of state insurance laws inconsistent with the covered agreement by July 2020, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP.
Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing minority in the legal profession, but recent studies confirm their underrepresentation among partners, prosecutors, judges and law school administrators. We must take action, say Goodwin Liu, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, and Ajay Mehrotra of the American Bar Foundation.
Revocation of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations will create additional opportunities for U.S. companies to do business in — and with — Sudan. Effective Oct. 12, the step also follows a broader trend across U.S. sanctions policy in favor of narrower sanctions targeting specific actors and categories of transactions, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Judge Shira Scheindlin recently published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of female attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. Backed by data collected by the New York State Bar Association, Judge Scheindlin’s observation is not merely anecdotal. But it doesn’t have to be inevitable, says Sarah Rathke, a partner and trial lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.