An importer storing products in a local tax-free “subzone” can claim the subzone's tax exemptions, the Texas Supreme Court said Friday, reversing a lower court holding that a corporate structure change caused the importer to lose access to the exemptions.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday that pharmaceutical company Cardinal Health Inc. has agreed to pay almost $9 million to resolve allegations that its Chinese subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
President Donald Trump has decided not to issue tariffs on titanium products, despite national security concerns, saying that working with Japan, the U.S.'s largest source of titanium imports, would more effectively address those concerns.
Chile’s state-owned copper company Codelco has received environmental approval for a major $1 billion expansion of one of its mines, a move that will allow it to increase its fine copper production to more than 90,000 tons a year, the company said Friday.
Illumina has asked a California federal court to stop Complete Genomics’ “latest attempt at brazen infringement” of its DNA sequencing patents as part of a decadelong patent war.
A Florida federal magistrate judge recommended a permanent end to a $4.4 billion racketeering suit over an illegal bidding scheme for a luxury superyacht, finding that after several chances, the builder of the yacht has yet to make its case against the buyer.
The Federal Circuit denied a steel importer group’s bid to undo the Trump administration’s national security tariffs Friday, finding that the Cold War-era law used to impose the levies did not violate the U.S. Constitution.
A state-owned Chinese steel company told the Ninth Circuit it can't face criminal charges alleging the business stole manufacturing trade secrets from DuPont Co., arguing it's immune from the charges under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
A Connecticut federal judge's decision clearing former Alstom SA executive Lawrence Hoskins of bribery may spur prosecutors to shift tactics in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and increase defendants' resolve to challenge the government’s theories, attorneys say.
Three companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Federal Circuit rule on when patent infringement can be found under the doctrine of equivalents, saying it creates “significant uncertainty” about what patents cover and poses a “grave threat to innovation.”
A bipartisan pair of senators released an energy bill Thursday aimed at advancing innovation and research in energy efficiency, renewable sources and electric grid technology.
The Senate is preparing to send a bill to President Donald Trump's desk that would allocate up to $1 billion to replace telecom equipment manufactured by Huawei, ZTE and other firms deemed a national security risk.
Arch Coal Inc.'s planned joint venture with Peabody Energy Corp. to mine coal in northeastern Wyoming would trigger spikes in consumer energy bills, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday in a complaint asking a Missouri federal court to temporarily halt the deal.
State officials and an international nonprofit can’t escape the Trump administration's lawsuit seeking to dismantle a cap-and-trade deal between the Golden State and the Canadian province of Quebec, a California federal court has ruled.
The full U.S. International Trade Commission will review part of a decision clearing Toyota, Panasonic and other Japanese companies of allegations that they are importing and selling car infotainment systems that infringe Broadcom's patented technology, according to a Wednesday notice.
An English appeals court blocked plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday, ruling that the government's policy hadn't explained how it factored in the country's global climate change commitments.
The British government said Thursday it will push for a broad outline of a Canada-style free trade deal with Europe by June or else decide if the U.K.’s “attention should move away from negotiations” and prepare for emerging from the post-Brexit transition period in December without a deal.
The Rosebud Sioux and Fort Belknap tribes traded blows with the federal government in Montana federal court, battling over the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline on tribal mineral rights and whether President Donald Trump had the authority to issue a permit for the project.
A North Carolina federal judge has ordered an auto parts company that admitted willfully infringing Hyundai Motor America Inc. trademarks to pay the carmaker $5 million and to stop selling knockoff Hyundai parts, according to an order issued Tuesday.
Four more importers and distributors of steel and aluminum products have sued the Trump administration, adding to the slew of businesses challenging as unconstitutional the sudden imposition of recent tariffs on their nails, staples, wires and more.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s parent on Wednesday cautioned that the coronavirus outbreak is causing "renewed uncertainty" for its capital markets, tempering an otherwise optimistic outlook after the bourse reported a record annual profit aided by robust initial public offerings activity.
A Connecticut federal judge overturned a former Alstom SA executive's foreign bribery convictions Wednesday after finding prosecutors failed to prove the defendant was an agent of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, but the court upheld his money-laundering convictions.
A New York federal judge gave a fuller explanation of why she disqualified a Sidley Austin LLP partner from representing Huawei in a criminal bank fraud case, saying an investigation the lawyer had been involved with as a deputy attorney general was too closely related to the case at hand.
A group of American producers has asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand duties on Chinese hardwood plywood to cover shipments that are sent to Vietnam for assembly before being imported into the U.S.
Counsel for Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank said Tuesday that the bank, after months of avoiding a formal appearance, has agreed to be arraigned in a New York federal court on charges that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran.
As part of the debate prompted by my recent Law360 guest article on legal prediction using artificial intelligence, I would like to unpack four issues and suggest that attorneys and technologists continue to tackle the problems presently within reach, says Joseph Avery at Claudius Legal Intelligence.
U.S. businesses most likely don't need to worry about the coronavirus being transmitted through imported goods, but certain contract considerations are necessary to manage supply chain disruptions, say attorneys at Thompson Hine.
U.S. importers can mitigate additional duties imposed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration with legal workarounds that make supply chains more efficient, says Laura Rabinowitz at Greenberg Traurig.
A workshop recently held by the California Minority Counsel Program provides steps law firms can take toward solving minority attorneys' limited access to social capital and lack of meaningful investment, as well as other obstacles to diversity and inclusion, says Alexandra DeFelice, director of marketing and business development at Payne & Fears.
A recent Law360 guest article criticizing the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling in Balducci v. Cige overlooks the intricate nature of discrimination cases, which renders artificial intelligence an insufficient tool for predicting time and cost, says Paul Aloe at Kudman Trachten.
As courts increasingly accept technology-assisted document review, some are bordering on forcing parties to employ TAR, in which case attorneys may need to step in if their clients prefer other processes, say Donna Fisher and Matthew Hamilton at Pepper Hamilton.
In Acetris Health v. U.S., the Federal Circuit's decision that a company sourcing active pharmaceutical ingredients from India could sell them to the U.S. government greatly expanded foreign-produced pharmaceutical products available for U.S. procurement, say attorneys at K&L Gates.
The protectionist policy initiative the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published following the U.S.-China trade deal should be welcomed by brands, because it shifts the responsibility to e-commerce platforms for policing, monitoring and penalizing intellectual property-counterfeiting activities, says Chloe Lee of Incopro.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that artificial intelligence can precisely estimate the length and cost of a new case, but several limitations will likely delay truly accurate predictions for years to come, says Andrew Russell at Shaw Keller.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Google in its copyright infringement battle with Oracle would vindicate the search engine’s ruthless economic calculus, encourage IP abuse and dissuade future victims from bringing challenges, says James Skyles of Skyles Law Group.
Last year brought significant news in U.S. trade secret law, including the U.S. Department of Justice’s continued enforcement of its China initiative and further development of the inevitable disclosure doctrine under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, say attorneys at Faegre Drinker.
The Trump administration's recently proposed updates to National Environmental Policy Act regulations — which forgo analysis of climate change impacts — are certain to draw litigation attacking the changes as arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of regulatory discretion, say Marcella Burke and Cason Hewgley of King & Spalding.
Recent policy developments and investment trends in China, Europe and the United States offer a number of compelling reasons to expect that energy infrastructure M&A deals will be strong in 2020, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
As attorneys, we may prefer the precision of written communication, but a phone call or an in-person conversation builds trust by letting others see and hear our authentic selves, rather than something constructed or scripted, says mediator Sidney Kanazawa of ARC.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Balducci v. Cige incorrectly concluded that predicting the length and cost of a case is nearly impossible, and overlooked artificial intelligence's ability to do so, says Joseph Avery with Claudius Legal Intelligence.