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Personal Jurisdiction/Forum Non Conveniens - The World in U.S. Courts: Summer 2019
Personal Jurisdiction Based on Knowledge of Texas Port of Call and Lack of Objection Even Where Ship Operator Had No Other Texas Contacts or Control Over Destination
United States
16 Sep 2019
SA-CCR Proposal Receives Forceful Public Comments
On March 18, the extended comment period ended for the Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts ("SA-CCR") rule (the "Proposed Rule") proposed by the Federal Reserve Board.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Dragged To The U.S. Courts (Part 2): Avoiding Personal Jurisdiction As A Non-U.S. Blockchain Company
Without personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court cannot exercise its powers.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Third Circuit Finds Trustee Not Liable For $168 Million RMBS Loss – IKB Failed To Show Trustee Violated Contractual Obligations
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial's court's dismissal of IKB International SA's claims against Wilmington Trust Co., holding that IKB had not demonstrated that Wilmington violated its contractual obligations.
United States
11 Jun 2019
ECJ Rules On Powers Of National Courts To Modify Or Replace Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts
In two joined cases, Abanca Corporación Bancaria SA v García Salamanca Santos and Bankia SA v Lau Mendoza and Rodríguez Ramírez, the ECJ considered the power of national courts to substitute national law provisions...
United States
25 Apr 2019
Alexander County Housing Authority Awards $1.9 Million Demolition Contract To RCRA Inc.
On March 19, the Alexander County Housing Authority awarded a demolition contract to RCRA Inc. to raze 278 housing units in Cairo.
United States
5 Apr 2019
Getting Smarter: CFTC Publishes Smart Contracts Primer
An Orrick lawyer authored an article titled "Getting Smarter: CFTC Publishes Smart Contracts Primer," addressing LabCFTC's recently released "Primer on Smart Contracts."
United States
8 Mar 2019
An End User's Practical Guide To The QFC Stay Rules
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
United States
8 Mar 2019
Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA) - The World In U.S. Courts: Summer-Fall 2018
A submarine owned by a US marine research facility and to be loaned to the Australian National Maritime Museum was damaged by fire while en route to Australia on one of Anderson's trucks.
United States
6 Dec 2018
Personal Jurisdiction/Forum Non Conveniens - The World in U.S. Courts: Summer-Fall 2018
An association of Brazilian health insurance providers sued Stryker, a Michigan corporation that manufactures and distributes medical devices, alleging that Stryker's fraudulent and improper payments...
United States
6 Dec 2018
Japan LNG Import Contracts – The JFTC Reports
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan‎ (available here).
17 Jul 2017
No Immunity For Chinese Soes In The Hong Kong Courts
The Court of First Instance has confirmed that Mainland entities controlled by the PRC Central People's Government benefit from "crown" immunity from suit and execution...
22 Jun 2017
Pooley's Corner: What Divorce Court Teaches About Trade Secret Litigation
I still remember the day I decided never to do another divorce case.
United States
5 Jun 2017
Fee-Shifting Effect Of Choice-Of-Law Clauses
It is common practice in commercial transactions to agree that the law of a particular jurisdiction will govern the parties' contract and to memorialize that agreement in a choice-of-law clause.
United States
2 Jun 2017
SDNY Finds Three Of Commerzbank AG's RMBS Claims Against The Bank Of New York Mellon Timely Under German Three-Year Statute Of Limitations
On March 21, 2017, Judge George Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York partially granted and partially denied defendant's motion to dismiss in...
United States
5 Apr 2017
IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-13 Safe Harbor Requirements For Services Contracts
IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-13 (the "Revenue Procedure") sets forth, and significantly liberalizes...
United States
31 Mar 2017
Prohibition On Dealing Or Investing In Industrial Or Commercial Metals
On January 3, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") finalized a rule that prohibits national banks and federal savings associations from dealing or investing in industrial...
United States
13 Jan 2017
Court Order To U-Haul: Haul Your Non-Compete Clauses Out Of California
U-Haul also was required to pay over $800,000 in attorney's fees to its former dealer.
United States
16 Dec 2016
Rating Agency Developments - November, 2016
On November 23, 2016, Moody's published its updated methodology for Special Assessment/Special Property Tax (Non-Ad Valorem) Debt. Release.
United States
30 Nov 2016
European Commission Report On Credit Rating Agencies Regulation
On October 19, 2016, the European Commission published a report (COM(2016) 664 final) responding to reporting obligations set out in Regulation 1060/2009 (CRA Regulation).
2 Nov 2016
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