The Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum found another foe on Wednesday as the Indian government filed a formal World Trade Organization case alleging the U.S. used national security concerns as a veil to shield its producers from international competition.
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US Metal Tariffs Still Under Fire As India Files WTO Case

The Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum found another foe on Wednesday as the Indian government filed a formal World Trade Organization case alleging the U.S. used national security concerns as a veil to shield its producers from international competition. Read more »

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Gilbane GC Monitoring Contracts Amid Steel Tariff Questions

New tariffs on steel from certain countries are creating uncertainty in the construction industry regarding which of various parties involved in contracts would bear the responsibility for increased costs should prices rise, and that's causing companies to closely examine their contracts, Gilbane Building Co. General Counsel Brad Gordon told Law360 in a recent wide-ranging interview. Read more »

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CIT Backs Commerce On Nail Duty Determination

The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday upheld the government’s method for determining the home market value of certain imported nails from the United Arab Emirates back in 2016, rejecting a domestic producer’s bid to use a different set of pricing data that may have resulted in a higher duty. Read more »

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Trade Rep Hints At More CFIUS Scrutiny Of Biotech Deals

The Section 301 report issued in March by the United States Trade Representative highlighted foreign acquisitions and investments in the U.S. biotechnology industry. Counsel on both sides of a transaction in this sector should consider carefully whether involvement by foreign entities, especially from China, should be filed for review by CFIUS before closing, say Stephen Mahinka and Carl Valenstein of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Read more »

Adding Pakistan To 'Gray List' Has Important Consequences

Next month, Pakistan will be added back to the Financial Action Task Force’s “gray list” due to the country’s failure to adequately address terrorist financing activities within its borders. This action could result in western financial institutions and companies re-evaluating their business dealings in Pakistan and with Pakistani banks and counterparties, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Read more »

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Del. Faces IP Surge, Bench Gaps On TC Heartland's Birthday

One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling steered hundreds of new patent cases to Delaware from Texas and other states, federal judges and attorneys are patently scrambling to manage the surge with fewer resident judges. Read more »

Feature

Gorsuch, Ginsburg Go To Mat Again In Class Waiver Case

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has once again delivered a 5-4 majority opinion over a vigorous dissent from his liberal colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this time clashing in a high-profile dispute over arbitration clauses protecting businesses from worker class actions. Read more »

New England's Bernstein Shur Updates Parental Leave Policy

New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson PA said Tuesday it has implemented a new parental leave policy that allows 16 weeks of paid leave for attorneys regardless of their gender, making no distinction between primary and secondary caregivers. Read more »

King & Spalding Draws Rebuke In Bid To Toss Firing Suit

A New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected King & Spalding LLP’s bid to escape allegations it fired an associate for raising ethical concerns about two partners, saying at a hearing she found it "incredibly hard" to buy the firm's stated reasons for terminating him. Read more »

Eagan Avenatti Owes Ex-Partner $10M From Bankruptcy Deal

A California bankruptcy judge on Tuesday entered a $10 million judgment against defunct class action law firm Eagan Avenatti LLP — which is owned by Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battle against President Donald Trump — finding the firm defaulted on its bankruptcy-resolving settlement with a former partner over allegedly unpaid fees. Read more »

NY Lawmakers Tap Interim AG Underwood To Finish Term

Acting New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood was tapped Tuesday by the state legislature to serve out the remainder of Eric Schneiderman’s term after he resigned earlier this month amid allegations of physical abuse by four women. Read more »

Legal Tech Download: Reed Smith, Norton Rose, Bryan Cave

The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at six recent developments. Read more »

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