Mayer Brown LLP is continuing to beef up its global projects practice with the addition of an international deals attorney who spent 26 years at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
American Motorists Insurance Co. has been dropped from a $723 million putative class action brought by U.S. food producers accusing insurers of negligently issuing customs surety bonds and then refusing to pay up when cheap Chinese imports drove down the price of imported goods.
Laser machine retailer EOS of North America Inc. has sued the U.S. government, alleging that U.S. Customs and Border Protection misclassified duty rates on EOS' imported equipment and required the company to pay too much in import taxes.
Another flash technology patent fight is under way between rivals Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Spansion Inc., with the U.S. International Trade Commission recently approving Samsung's request to investigate whether Spansion and others imported flash devices that violate two of its patents.
A patent dispute launched by Whirlpool Corp. against LG Electronics USA Inc. over refrigerators will press on, with the U.S. International Trade Commission refusing to reconsider its modification of a claims construction that resurrected the case.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday lifted the stay on the liquidation of certain gas meter swivels and nuts after an appeals court ruled against importer Sango International LP, saying its swivels and nuts were included in the scope of an anti-dumping order.
The World Trade Organization has ruled that Brazil can impose almost $295 million in trade sanctions against the U.S. in a dispute over the U.S.' allegedly illegal subsidies for its cotton farmers.
A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has issued an initial determination finding that dynamic random access memory manufacturers including Acer Inc., Elpida Memory Inc. and Nanya Technology Corp. have not infringed three Tessera Inc. semiconductor chip packaging patents.
Bankrupt flash memory manufacturer Spansion Inc. has pressed its bid to pursue a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement action against Apple Inc., even if that means losing Apple's business.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is urging the U.S. Court of International Trade to uphold long-standing anti-dumping duties on anti-friction bearings from Japan and other countries in response to a challenge from Jtekt Corp. and other Japanese bearings producers.
Solvay Solexis Inc. and one of its subsidiaries have lost their challenge to anti-dumping duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Italy.
Haute couture fashion house Prada and streetwear seller Ecco USA Inc. have sued the U.S. government over imported clothing duties, joining several companies that in recent weeks have argued it is unconstitutional to discriminate based on the target buyers' age or gender when applying duties.
The U.K. has begun court proceedings against an energy trader accused of abuses in the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
The U.S. Department of Commerce failed to follow its own rules when assessing anti-dumping duties on South Korean steelmakers, U.S. Steel Corp. and Nucor Corp. have said in separate motions in federal trade court.
International trade agreements with four countries have bolstered the volume of free trade but have been subject to lackluster oversight, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship have called for a closer look at whether lack of coordination at the federal interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee has hurt programs and services designed to boost export activity for small businesses.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review what looked to be a done deal between Cargill Inc. and Ethical Naturals Inc. related to the alleged infringement of a patent covering dietary supplement glucosamine.
Toys R Us has settled a case with the U.S. government in a dispute over whether anti-dumping duties for wooden bedroom furniture from China can be charged on wooden toy boxes imported by the retail giant.
A group of noteholders in Spansion Inc.'s Chapter 11 case is asking the bankruptcy court for permission to sue Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in order to stop the company from pursuing a patent case against the debtor before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A federal judge has set aside higher continuous entry bonds that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had imposed on shrimp importers subject to anti-dumping duty liability, telling the agency to reconsider the more stringent requirements it had used to establish the individual bonds.