President Donald Trump now faces a dilemma: Should he sign a bill that would add new sanctions to Russia, North Korea and Iran, or veto a measure that passed with near-unanimous support in the Senate Thursday after passing with similar support in the House Tuesday.
U.S. investors who've asserted a $100 million claim against Mexico over the alleged destruction of their gambling business urged an international tribunal not to scrap the suit, arguing that Mexico's jurisdictional objections are based on an incorrect reading of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
A CSE Global Ltd. unit will pay $12 million to settle claims that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran by moving $11.1 million connected to Iranian energy projects through the U.S. in 104 transfers over a 10-month period, the Department of the Treasury said Thursday.
A Manhattan federal jury on Thursday convicted Chinese real estate moneyman Ng Lap Seng of bribing two former United Nations diplomats, finding he engaged in a massive illegal effort to grease the wheels for a luxe expo center in Macau.
U.S. authorities have decided to take no action against IBM after a four-year probe into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance on three continents, according to a recent regulatory filing.
A bipartisan coalition of 37 senators leaned on the Trump administration to knock down China’s bird flu-driven ban on U.S. chicken Wednesday as the White House continues its effort for incremental trade progress with Beijing.
Port operators in Belgium and France will no longer be exempt from paying corporate taxes after the European Commission directed the countries to bring their tax laws into accord with the European Union’s state aid rules, the commission said Thursday.
House Republicans have given up on their controversial border adjusted tax plan, which was heavily criticized for potentially raising consumer prices on imported goods and violating international trade rules, according to a joint statement on Thursday from White House officials and congressional leaders.
A New Jersey man hit Grande Produce Ltd. with a product liability lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the company’s Mexican-grown papayas put him in the hospital with salmonella poisoning, the first federal lawsuit filed after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about the fruit Tuesday.
Romania’s defense minister said Wednesday the country plans to buy $3.9 billion worth of Patriot missiles from the United States, according to media reports.
All 32 Republican freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives threw their support behind the administration’s upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and said that the deal would do best with some modest tweaks, as opposed to a teardown.
Qualcomm struck back in the International Trade Commission on Monday against Apple, Intel and others opposing its effort to block imports of iPhones that allegedly infringe Qualcomm patents, arguing the companies mounted a “coordinated effort” to blow legitimate infringement claims out of proportion.
The fate of Ng Lap Seng, the Chinese real estate moneyman accused of bribing United Nations diplomats, went to a Manhattan jury Wednesday after an unusual juror-for-alternate swap that U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick called a first in his book.
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation into major gold mining company Newmont Mining Corp. after it shared findings from an internal investigation, the company said in a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday declined to offer a revised date for its decision on whether to impose new national security-based trade restrictions on steel imports a day after President Donald Trump signaled that the pace of the investigation would slow down.
Satellite-based connectivity and media company Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. disclosed Tuesday that its anticipated $416 million investment from an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group will no longer move forward, after the deal failed to secure approval from U.S. regulators.
A California man has been charged in connection with illegal smuggling into the United States of live king cobras that were found hidden inside potato chip cans, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday.
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will freeze assets for 13 current or former Venezuelan government officials, but stopped short of immediately implementing broader sanctions against the South American oil producer.
Three Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Scott Garrett to head the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying that the nomination of the former Republican congressman from New Jersey, who was a vocal critic of the agency while in office, “makes no sense.”
Verizon’s former top congressional advocate fielded questions about climate change, sound science and government management from a Senate panel Wednesday as he seeks a Commerce Department post as the agency’s general counsel.
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.
It would not be fake news to report that the federal government and purchasers in other countries can "Buy American" even if the product cannot be labeled as "Made in the USA" for purposes of sale in the United States, says Yohai Baisburd of Dentons.
The benefits of appointing a chief privacy officer at your law firm are twofold — not only does the firm benefit from the crucial operational impact of a well-managed privacy program, but you are also demonstrating to clients how seriously you take your duties of confidentiality and competence, says Rita Heimes, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Debtors in bankruptcy have often used the ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the word “received” as a tool to fight against administrative expense claims. Earlier this month, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in the case of World Imports that will likely be highly influential on this matter, says Mark Sherrill of Eversheds Sutherland.
The constitutionality of inter partes review and patent proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission now hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court. The grant of certiorari in Oil States makes the Federal Circuit’s seeming inattention to Cascades Projection v. Epson even more curious, say Joseph Kovarik and Tyler Boschert of Sheridan Ross PC.
To be sure, allowing jurors to discuss evidence before final deliberations proved to be among the least popular of our recommended innovations. But empirical evidence belies these fears, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.
Political and nonpayment risks have the potential to wreak havoc on international trade and investment, but if carefully navigated, they can lead to major investment opportunities. Political risk and export policies remove some of the guesswork, enabling companies to focus on their businesses with increased confidence, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.
Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.