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  • April 1, 2015

    Japan Sticks By US As 50 Countries Apply To Join China Bank

    Nearly 50 countries applied to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is backed by China and slated to finance infrastructure projects in Asia, with some traditional U.S. allies signing on despite U.S. skepticism and Japan remaining uncommitted as Tuesday's application deadline passed.

  • March 31, 2015

    Delta, Aeromexico Seek Antitrust Immunity For $1.5B JV

    Delta Air Lines Inc. and Grupo Aeromexico SAB on Tuesday said they were petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant them antitrust immunity for a $1.5 billion joint venture on flights between the U.S. and Mexico.

  • March 31, 2015

    CPPIB, Hermes Team Up For $2.4B British Ports Deal

    The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hermes Infrastructure have joined forces to pick up a minority stake in Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd. for about £1.6 billion ($2.37 billion), the companies said Tuesday.

  • March 31, 2015

    NLRB Won't Let Workers Drop Arbitration Pact Charge

    The National Labor Relations Board refused Monday to let ex-workers who sued a limousine company that made them sign allegedly unlawful arbitration pacts with class-action waivers withdraw their NLRB charge, though the ex-workers agreed to seek withdrawal as part of a settlement in a related wage suit.

  • March 31, 2015

    Ex-Im Bank Escapes Suits Over Aircraft Export Finance

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday escaped a trio of suits brought by Delta Air Lines Inc. and others, alleging its aircraft financing procedures had wrongly given a leg up to foreign airlines, after a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled the plaintiffs lacked standing.

  • March 27, 2015

    Ex-JetBlue Pilot Wants $15M After In-Flight Meltown

    The former JetBlue Airways Corp. pilot whose in-flight meltdown diverted the Las Vegas-bound plane to Texas in early 2012 hit the airline with a nearly $15 million suit in New York federal court on Friday, alleging JetBlue missed early signs he had a medical problem.

  • March 27, 2015

    Tribal Coalition Pledges Unity On Resource Development

    An allied group of Native American tribes with large geographic footprints, including the Navajo Nation and Oglala Sioux, pledged on Thursday to back each other’s efforts to develop natural resources on tribal lands and to build the necessary infrastructure to transport them.

  • March 27, 2015

    Air France Says $370M Air Cargo Suit Can't Be Stateside

    Societe Air France and two other European airlines on Friday urged a New York federal court to dismiss a Deutsche Bahn AG unit’s $370 million antitrust suit, bashing the company’s arguments that the U.S. court has jurisdiction over foreign companies accused of misconduct abroad.

  • March 27, 2015

    9th Circ. Says Averted Plane Crash Doesn't Clear Honeywell

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday revived a suit from a former United Airlines pilot and his wife alleging Honeywell International Inc.’s malfunctioning flight management system nearly caused a crash and the pilot’s post-traumatic stress disorder, saying the pilot still experienced the threat of harm.

  • March 26, 2015

    Pizza Chain Escapes NJ Highway Authority's Trademark Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge said Thursday he doesn't have jurisdiction to hear a strange trademark suit between the state's highway authority and a small Florida pizza chain, rejecting the claim that a truck full of aid sent north during Hurricane Sandy does the trick.

  • March 26, 2015

    4th Japanese Shipping Exec Sentenced In Price-Fixing Plot

    An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. pled guilty Thursday to his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids of international ocean shipping services and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

  • March 25, 2015

    FedEx Tries To Buck Charges Of Drug Shipping Conspiracy

    FedEx Corp. on Wednesday urged a California federal judge to kick an indictment accusing it of helping illegal online pharmacies ship generic versions of Valium, Xanax and other drugs, arguing it was shielded from trafficking and conspiracy charges because it was a common carrier.

  • March 25, 2015

    EU Eyes Copyright, Data Reforms For Digital Unity

    The European Commission laid out a wide-ranging plan Wednesday to create a unified digital market across the European Union that would modernize copyright law, simplify sales tax schemes, push for new data protection rules and attack online geographic price discrimination.

  • March 25, 2015

    Maersk Not Liable In Damaged Cargo Row, 2nd Circ. Affirms

    The Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed that AP Moller-Maersk A/S can't be held liable under the Interstate Commerce Act's Carmack Amendment for damage to cargo in a train derailment, upholding a lower court's ruling against insurer American Home Assurance Co.

  • March 25, 2015

    Nordstrom Suit May Clarify Disclosure Rules For Insider Deals

    Nordstrom Inc. is accused in a recent lawsuit of hiding from shareholders the cost of operating private jets to chauffeur members of the Nordstrom family to vacation spots around the country, litigation that could test the lengths to which public companies must go in disclosing costs of so-called related-party transactions, attorneys say.

  • March 25, 2015

    Senate Oil Rail Transport Bill Would Ban Older Tank Cars

    A quartet of U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would tighten regulation over rail transportation of crude oil, including an immediate ban on older tank cars that have been fingered in several recent, fiery derailments.

  • March 25, 2015

    Supreme Court Revives UPS Pregnancy Bias Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Fourth Circuit decision Wednesday that nixed a pregnancy bias case against United Parcel Service Inc., reviving a lawsuit brought by a UPS employee who was denied light duty work while pregnant.

  • March 24, 2015

    Challenge To Ore. Fuel Standards Is A Legal Long Shot

    A trio of energy and transportation industry groups challenged the constitutionality of Oregon’s recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard in federal court on Monday, but they face an uphill battle given that the Ninth Circuit has already upheld a similar program in California, experts say.

  • March 24, 2015

    Honda Buyers Renew Class Cert. Push In Window Defect Row

    Customers suing American Honda Motor Co. over an alleged power window defect told a California federal court Monday that they’ve dug up enough evidence to show that all of the involved windows share the same plastic brackets and, as a result, the court should reconsider an earlier order denying class certification.

  • March 23, 2015

    Oil Co. Urges Judge To Review $15M DHS Shipping Fine

    A Texas oil company asked an Alaska federal judge Friday to review a $15 million Jones Act fine the Department of Homeland Security slapped the company with, saying national security concerns did not factor into the fine.