Steven Donziger isn't the only one who has a bone to pick with U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, the Manhattan judge who sided with Chevron Corporation earlier this year in sprawling litigation over legacy oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Lawyers need to know the implications of invoking international law, including treaties, and should know when they are in danger of making bad law that they did not intend.
The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
A federal appeals panel has rejected an Italian man's petition to get his two sons back from their mother in the U.S., finding that one of the sons, who is severely autistic, would suffer severe hardship and that the boys should not be separated.
An appellate reversal gives Ecuador another chance to pursue a $20 million claim against two brothers blamed for the country's largest bank collapse.
Oyez, oyez, oy vey iz mir. This summer's trial of the century may just happen after all.
Paving the way for trial and complicating the efforts of Jordan's Arab Bank to persuade jurors that its hands are clean, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a ruling that Arab Bank should be sanctioned for refusing to turn over documents.
In their Aviation Law column, Steven R. Pounian and Justin T. Green, partners at Kreindler & Kreindler, write about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Unlike the many open questions surrounding the disaster, the law provides relatively simple and direct answers regarding liability.
A U.S. Department of Justice memo explaining the legal justification for the targeted killing of an American citizen in Yemen was released Monday under court order.
Babar Ahmad's attorneys say the 10 years their client already spent in prison are enough punishment. They say the case is being closely watched in the Muslim world to see if a fair sentence will be imposed in July.