Foley & Lardner LLP asked a Washington, D.C., superior court judge last week to toss a suit seeking to disqualify one of its attorneys from a U.S. Department of Commerce case, saying the company that filed the suit harbored unreasonable fears that the lawyer would leak its confidential information to competitors.
A United Nations panel issued a report Friday saying industrial activity was almost certainly to blame for “unequivocal” changes in the global climate, as national leaders mull an elusive cross-border greenhouse gas abatement agreement.
The World Trade Organization said Wednesday that a dispute settlement panel would determine whether the U.S. has complied with an earlier ruling that found the country's meat labeling requirements treated foreign producers unfairly.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has asked the Obama administration to veto an import ban instated by the U.S. International Trade Commission on some models of its smartphones found to infringe two Apple Inc. patents, with a decision expected by Oct. 8.
Cobra Anchors Co. Ltd. filed suit Thursday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, saying the U.S. Department of Commerce wrongly found that the company's zinc drive nail anchors were covered under a duty order on certain steel nails from China.
Five Democratic senators urged the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday to approve duties on imports of Chinese hardwood and decorative plywood, saying unfair competition from those products was hurting U.S. companies that are vital sources of employment for working class communities.
Environmental groups including the Sierra Club renewed demands on Thursday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conduct a full-scale environmental review of Dominion Cove Point LNG LP's $3.4 billion liquefied natural gas facility expansion, after an alleged lackluster response to FERC environmental and safety inquiries.
Federal authorities raided two of Lumber Liquidators Inc.'s Virginia offices on Thursday in connection with certain imported wood-flooring products that may be linked to the habitat of an endangered tiger species.
As part of its landmark Green Chemistry Initiative, California on Thursday named hundreds of toxic chemicals that manufacturers may eventually need to replace in their consumer products, including bisphenol A and formaldehyde.
Victoria's Secret Direct LLC recently told the Federal Circuit that a lower court ruling incorrectly classified its “bra tops” for tariff purposes, saying the garment should have been labeled under a tariff category that includes brassieres and similar products.
Despite assurances from the U.S. State Department that the signing this week of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty won't lead to new U.S. export controls, attorneys say exporters should watch for potential changes to reporting requirements and procedures at the agencies that oversee the U.S. export control system.
The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that a special value-added tax scheme that governs travel agents' sales to travelers applies to all kinds of travel customers, like tour operators, squashing challenges that the European Commission brought against eight EU countries, including Spain.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday backed the federal government's decision to reduce the anti-dumping margin applied to shipments of steel pipe from South Korean-based SeAH Steel Corp. between 2008 and 2009.
The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a Turkish securities trading company with a $750,000 fine for violating the U.S. sanctions against Iran by trying to process multiple monetary transfers through U.S. financial institutions for clients in the Middle Eastern nation, the department said Thursday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it will look into allegations from domestic steelmakers that seven countries in Asia and Europe harmed their business interests by dumping and subsidizing imports of grain-oriented electrical steel.
The U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement meant to expand trade of organic food by allowing products certified as organic in either the U.S. or Japan to be sold as certified organic in both countries, the U.S. government said Thursday.
Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore have agreed to work toward a long-awaited agreement designed to remove barriers to the trade of financial instruments and enhance investment across the South Pacific, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation said Tuesday.
China beefed up infringement penalties and passed other major revisions to its trademark laws last month, and while their effect remains to be seen, experts say the changes are a mark of progress for a country with a less-than-stellar IP system.
Aerospace technology company Valley Forge Composite Technologies Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Wednesday by an investor who claims Valley Forge shareholders suffered losses when it was revealed that the company's primary source of revenue was its allegedly illegal exports of military semiconductors to Hong Kong.
The World Trade Organization on Wednesday formally adopted findings that China broke with its international trade obligations when it imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties on U.S. chicken products, according to the U.S. Trade Representative.