A Judge has voided marital agreements drafted under foreign laws in two separate divorce actions, saying the agreements in both cases had procedural defects that rendered them unenforceable.
A federal magistrate judge issued an opinion extraditing a former Nazi guard to Germany to stand trial for mass murder shortly after he died.
In the latest ruling to address the ever-narrowing scope of the Alien Tort Statute, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed long-standing claims that Chiquita Brands International facilitated war crimes by paramilitary groups in Colombia.
In their International Litigation column, Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky discuss issues of international dispute resolution in the context of recent decisions relating to the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act,enforcement of arbitral awards vacated abroad and manifest disregard of the law.
The potentially record-shattering arbitration award will be unveiled Monday by former Yukos shareholders and their longtime counsel at Shearman & Sterling.
The potentially record-shattering arbitration award will be unveiled in London by former Yukos shareholders and their longtime counsel at Shearman & Sterling.
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.