The Trump administration’s contentious duties on steel and aluminum prompted a rare World Trade Organization challenge from Switzerland on Tuesday, marking just the fifth time the Central European country has filed a case in the 23-year history of the WTO.
Confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit jurist and conservative all-star Brett Kavanaugh, would spell further trouble for federal agencies and so-called Chevron deference, but experts predict that the pro-regulation judicial doctrine is unlikely to be overturned completely in the near future.
A prominent Republican fundraiser on Monday urged a California federal court not to toss his suit accusing the Qatari government of authorizing the hacking of his servers as part of an alleged campaign to smear him, saying the country is not entitled to the protections of the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday said it will launch a Section 337 investigation into whether imports of certain convertible sleeper sofas and their parts from Canada infringe an Ohio furniture maker's intellectual property.
Tunisia has initiated its first dispute at the World Trade Organization after shipments of its school exercise books were hit with tariffs by Morocco, which concluded that the educational material exports were being dumped and sold at unfairly low prices.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday cleared the way for new tariffs on Spanish olives after finding that the dumped and subsidized imports were posing a threat to domestic olive producers.
In D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump turned to a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who built a reputation on the court for fighting government overreach — making him the favorite of the Republican legal establishment.
President Donald Trump’s announcement of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night quickly generated strong reactions across Capitol Hill as senators on both sides of the partisan divide braced for a battle over the future of the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump called Judge Brett Kavanaugh a "judge's judge" when he named him Monday as his pick to succeed retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. As all eyes turn to the Senate for what is expected to be a bruising confirmation process, here are the opinions to know.
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a 12-year veteran of the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The European Commission has moved forward with plans to set limits on the amount of imported steel that can enter the bloc, as part of its reaction to the Trump administration's decision to slap double-digit duties on steel and aluminum entering the U.S. from the European Union, the bloc announced Friday.
A group of U.S. food giants including Archer Daniels Midland launched a case with the U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday challenging the Commerce Department’s determination in May that imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Thailand weren’t being subsidized.
Leading automotive industry trade groups from the U.S., Canada and Mexico banded together on Monday to call for a "renewed commitment" to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has been on the rocks as the Trump administration levies sweeping trade barriers against the U.S.' neighbors.
The Chinese government has expanded its World Trade Organization challenge of President Donald Trump’s sweeping tariffs meant to counter Beijing’s intellectual property policies, alleging that the United States has violated global trade rules, according to a WTO document circulated Monday.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that the U.K. government is stepping up its preparations for a possible no-deal exit from the European Union, as the latest British proposals appeared to be threatened by high-level cabinet departures.
The European arm of U.S. insurer American International Group has pushed to avoid making a reinsurance payout to a Jordanian insurer in U.K. litigation, claiming that it would breach U.S. sanctions if it paid out insurance claims for money allegedly stolen from a bank in Syria.
A new U.K. government proposal for a post-Brexit trading agreement with the European Union announced Friday foresees a common free trade area for manufactured goods and farm products, but not for services like finance or law.
President Donald Trump is expected Monday night to name his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination will give the president his second chance to name a justice to the high court in less than two years, setting up a high-stakes political battle likely to consume the legal world and the nation in the months to come.
A Wisconsin federal judge sentenced Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd. to pay a statutory maximum fine of $1.5 million on Friday over its theft of trade secrets from AMSC, leaving it up to the parties to settle over damages.
The companies accused by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company of participating in a bribery scheme urged a Florida federal court on Friday to dismiss the suit, claiming Venezuelan government officials, including President Nicolas Maduro, have acted in bad faith by preventing two witnesses from being deposed.
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.
Popular culture paints the Hill as a place teeming with intrigue, corruption and malicious intent. But in Congress I learned important lessons about respecting people and the work they do, says former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., of Hogan Lovells.
The U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Animal Science v. Hebei that a U.S. court is not bound by a foreign government's interpretation of its own laws is likely to have a lasting impact on legal decision-makers across the globe as they make determinations about deference to foreign laws, including U.S. laws, say attorneys at Alston & Bird LLP.
New sanctions issued by President Donald Trump last month prohibit transactions involving the purchase of any debt owed to the Venezuela government. The challenge for firms that buy and sell securities is that the interest of a sanctioned party in any given security or transaction may not be readily apparent, say attorneys with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
I found that senior members of Congress didn’t have time to mentor younger members. Lawyers — though just as busy as members of Congress — cannot afford to follow this model, says former Rep. Charles Gonzalez, D-Texas, of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
The U.S. government regularly conducts “sunset reviews” to determine whether an existing anti-dumping or countervailing duty order should be revoked. The agency that reviews these orders tends to lean heavily in favor of keeping the duties — but the recently imposed steel tariffs make continuation of these other trade remedies harder to justify, says Jay Campbell of White & Case LLP.
As a general rule, the U.S. International Trade Commission has given little to no deference to Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions. However, recent decisions seem to throw a wrinkle into this lack of deference, say Bryan J. Vogel and Derrick J. Carman of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Less than two months after the U.S. government announced it was denying export privileges to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corp., it said that the denial order would be lifted pursuant to a new settlement with ZTE. The lessons from the ZTE saga are far from clear, but one takeaway is that enforcement actions may not always be final, say attorneys with Winston & Strawn LLP.
No superlative could aptly describe the magnitude of U.S. sanctions developments through the first six months of 2018. The pace of change has been so intense and complex that, understandably, even the most sophisticated international companies and investors have been challenged to respond to policy and regulatory developments, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Legal industry compensation practices are once again in the news as BigLaw firms continue to match the new high watermark of $190,000 for first-year associate salaries. The typical model of increasing associate salaries uniformly fails star associates, the firms they work for and, ultimately, the clients they serve, says William Brewer, managing partner of Brewer Attorneys & Counselors.
In March, President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Subsequently, the European Union and certain other trading partners asserted that they could immediately retaliate — contradicting the World Trade Organization rules they claim to champion, say Alan Price and Robert DeFrancesco of Wiley Rein LLP.