New Jersey Law Journal
"That these plaintiffs are left without relief in an American court is regrettable," Judge Shira Scheindlin said, but she was "bound to follow" recent interpretations of the Alien Tort Statute by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Circuit "no matter what my personal view of the law may be."
Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin called it "regrettable" that the plaintiffs are left without relief, but she said she was bound to follow the Supreme Court's and the Second Circuit's interpretation of the Alien Tort Statute, "no matter what my personal view of the law may be."
When the U.S. government ordered a Sany affiliate to sell land near a U.S. Navy base because of national security concerns, Sany won an unprecedented ruling that CFIUS, the government body that reviewed the transaction, had denied the Chinese company due process. But plenty of obstacles remain for Sany's challenge.
A New York-based writer is protected from revealing, as part of an Oklahoma divorce action, the confidential information he gathered while writing his 2013 book on "wildcat" natural gas entrepreneurs, a Manhattan judge has ruled.
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's $25 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government over the bailout of American International Group Inc. moved a step closer to trial last week, as a federal judge denied the government's motion for summary judgment.
The consent that a visibly nervous and agitated motorist gave police to search the trunk of his car during a traffic stop was voluntary and legally valid, a divided state appeals court ruled.
Litigation loans for clients in dire need of money to pay the rent or for an attorney trying to cover case expenses are generally viewed by lawyers as a costly option of last resort.
A subsidiary of Citigroup failed in its bid to compel arbitration in a life insurance dispute in federal court in Pittsburgh.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott said it should not be disqualified from representing a "kids-for-cash" scandal defendant in a civil suit when the firm sued that defendant in a civil rights suit on behalf of one of the kids because both parties signed conflict waivers.
An appellate panel has reinstated part of a whistleblower claim with a first-time holding that such an action, to the extent that it seeks to vindicate a public right, trumps the usual notice of claim requirements.