While it’s unlikely that the U.S. would lose an investor-state claim initiated as a result of its withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the headaches for non-U.S. companies that began doing business in Iran after the deal was implemented could be just beginning, experts say.
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Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Will Prompt Private Disputes

While it’s unlikely that the U.S. would lose an investor-state claim initiated as a result of its withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the headaches for non-U.S. companies that began doing business in Iran after the deal was implemented could be just beginning, experts say. Read more »

US-Canada Wine Row: Contentious Notes, Uncertain Finish 

The Trump administration on Friday asked for a World Trade Organization panel to examine its complaint against Canadian wine rules that have allegedly kept U.S. wine off grocery store shelves in British Columbia, moving the dispute to a more contentious phase after talks to settle the fight fell through. Read more »

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5 Areas Of GDPR Compliance Where Member States Diverge

The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans. Read more »

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Criminals Going Phishing Amid GDPR Confusion, Lobby Says

Criminals are exploiting the confusion around Europe’s new data protection regime by masquerading as financial firms and persuading consumers to disclose their banking details, a major trade organization warned on Friday. Read more »

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Chinese Co. Urges Court To Confirm $2.4M Generator Award

A Chinese gas-powered generator manufacturer has asked a New York federal court to confirm a $2.4 million arbitral award issued against an importer in a dispute stemming from a national recall, arguing that an arbitrator expressly found that it was never paid for generators the importer purchased. Read more »

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Proskauer Says Partner Behind Pay Bias Suit Made Bank

Proskauer Rose LLP on Wednesday disputed claims it unfairly paid a female partner less than men in similar positions, saying in an answer to her recently revised suit that she earned a bigger share of firm profits in one of the years covered by the case than all but three men in the firm’s employment practice. Read more »

Trump Picks For 5th Circ., Texas Seats Advance

Controversial nominations for the Fifth Circuit and judicial posts in Texas and Louisiana advanced to the full Senate on Thursday, over objections from Democrats over their records on environmental rules, abortion rights and past statements. Read more »

Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

High court heavyweight Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is this week's top legal lion with a U.S. Supreme Court decision preserving employers' use of class action waivers, while Womble Bond Dickinson LLP and Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP ended up legal lambs after a jury slammed their tobacco company clients with a $21 million verdict in a smoker's lung cancer case. Read more »

3rd For-Profit Law School Sues ABA Over Enforcement Action

Arizona Summit Law School filed suit Thursday against the American Bar Association, which has kept the school on probation since March 2017 and last month determined it was still failing to meet ABA standards, saying the association’s action against Arizona Summit is "arbitrary and capricious." Read more »

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