A commercial lawyer told a London court Wednesday that his reputation has been placed under a "serious and sustained attack" as part of Nigeria's challenge to an $11 billion arbitration as he was tested on his knowledge of payments to a government minister.
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Atty Plays Down Nigerian Minister Payments In $11B Appeal

A commercial lawyer told a London court Wednesday that his reputation has been placed under a "serious and sustained attack" as part of Nigeria's challenge to an $11 billion arbitration as he was tested on his knowledge of payments to a government minister.

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Cement Co. Says 10th Circ. Must Revisit Nixed $36M Award

A Mexican cement company urged the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday to reconsider whether to enforce a $36.1 million arbitral award even after it was annulled in Bolivia, arguing that its 2-1 panel decision enforcing the award creates a "stark split" with the D.C. and Second Circuits.

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Ex-FBI Agent Denies Concealing Corrupt Foreign Dealings

Days after denying sanctions violations, a former senior FBI counterintelligence agent on Wednesday pled not guilty to another indictment claiming he hid hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from a former Albanian intelligence officer.

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POLICY & REGULATION

US, South Africa Team Up To Counter Wildlife Trafficking

The United States and South Africa have teamed up to target illicit money flows made through wildlife trafficking, U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced Wednesday.

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COMMERCIAL

Contract Claims In LNG Project Spat Must Be Nixed, Co. Says

A Kinder Morgan Inc. affiliate is asking a New York court to nix breach of contract claims asserted by Italian oil and gas giant Eni in a high-stakes, long-running dispute connected to a botched deal to import liquefied natural gas through a billion-dollar Mississippi processing facility.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Why A Bankruptcy Court OK'd Rare Subpoena Via Twitter

Identifying and taking possession of estate assets can be disrupted when a debtor's previous owners are obstructionist and live outside the U.S., but a liquidator may be able to creatively serve a subpoena via email or even social media in such a situation, as authorized by a New York bankruptcy court in the recent Three Arrows Capital case, says Kyle Arendsen at Squire Patton.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Kavanaugh Praises High Court Colleagues At Notre Dame Talk

Despite some recent contentious dissents in their U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Justice Brett Kavanaugh told students at Notre Dame Law School on Thursday that he and his colleagues work well together, emphasizing that they try to walk in each other's shoes when there are disagreements.

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Eastman Hit With Ethics Charges In Calif. Over 2020 Election

Controversial Trump attorney John Eastman has been charged with multiple ethics violations that could result in his disbarment, the State Bar of California announced Thursday.

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Ex-Pryor Cashman Atty Gets 1 Year For Molotov Incident

A Brooklyn federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Pryor Cashman attorney to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in a Molotov cocktail attack on a vacant NYPD vehicle amid racial injustice protests following the police killing of George Floyd in 2020.

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Top Counsel Depart Senate Judiciary Committee

Two top attorneys on the Senate Judiciary Committee departed recently for roles in the Biden administration, the panel's chairman announced Thursday.

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Deputy SG To Fight For Narrow BigTech Immunity In Top Court

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to let a top Biden administration attorney argue in favor of narrowing immunity for internet platforms like Google and Twitter in next month's blockbuster hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, according to a Thursday order.

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Analysis

Old Biz, New Court, Big Breakup: Inside The New Google Suit

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to break up Google's highly profitable advertising business, and it wants to do it fast, according to a new complaint that adds to the company's other battles against four different and overlapping government enforcement actions.

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Ex-NY State Judge To Lead Federal Sex Offender Office

A retired New York state judge has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Justice office that monitors and supports police departments and other law enforcement agencies in managing sex offender registries, the Office of Justice Programs said Thursday.

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Redstone Gives Detail On Cleary Email Amid Chancery Fight

Media mogul Shari E. Redstone has provided detail to the Delaware Chancery Court about how she "mistakenly" sent an email intended only for attorneys to a third party, as the court continues to consider whether it will order Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to turn the email over to CBS stockholder plaintiffs.

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Girardi Victims' $6.3M Suit Against NY Firm Tossed, For Now

A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit against a New York lawyer and his firm alleging they illegally received $6.3 million of a burn victim's settlement from Girardi Keese founder Tom Girardi, finding the complaint contains allegations of fraud that must be pled with more particularity.

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Ex-GC Can't Duck Trade Secrets Suit By Energy Co.

A New York federal judge has refused to toss a solar company's trade secrets suit against its former general counsel over thousands of allegedly stolen documents, finding that the allegations are adequate to survive the pleading stage.

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NYSBA Seeks Immediate Pay Raise For Assigned Counsel

Lawyers for indigent children and criminal defendants across New York need immediate pay raises to prevent a "staggering crisis" that's left criminal defendants languishing in cells, domestic violence victims unable to secure protective orders and children separated from their families, the New York State Bar Association said Wednesday in a preliminary injunction motion.

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Immigration Attys Say No Deal In Remote Hearing Row

The American Immigration Lawyers Association's New Jersey chapter asked a federal judge to enforce a stipulation requiring immigration judges to allow remote hearings by request in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, writing Thursday that the government's proposed settlement is not enough.

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Podcast

The Term: Why Did Justices Duck Attorney-Client Privilege?

At long last, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first two decisions of the term this week, but one of them was a curious one-line dismissal of a case argued just weeks ago. Law360's The Term examines the possible reasons the justices decided to punt in a closely watched case about the scope of attorney-client privilege.  

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