On October 22, 2019, a Dutch Court of Appeal in the Hague set aside an ICC arbitral award in the amount of USD 11.7 million against PDVSA-subsidiary Bariven on the ground that the underlying purchase contract with supplier Wells Ultimate Service was procured through corruption.
So much to say, so little time. Historically groundbreaking, a federal court in Madison, Wisconsin engaged in the most robust, methodical damages analysis under the Consumer Financial Protection Act, found in Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, that had ever been undertaken in recent years.
The court’s holding underscores the critical importance for TTAB appellants to carefully evaluate and select their preferred forum for appeal.
The rulemaking also has the potential to address how the agency is to properly effectuate the purpose of the Dodd-Frank Act.
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The following is based upon the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee Panel meeting held on Monday, November 5 entitled ‘LIBOR Transition Update and SOFR Volatility,’ and related statements from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The FTC was primarily listening for comments without providing much input.
On October 31, 2019, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its eagerly anticipated interim final rule governing the domestic production of hemp, pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill).
Lenwood Hamilton, also known as Hard Rock Hamilton, claimed that Gears of War character Augustus Cole infringed his publicity rights because the video game character had a number of features he felt were identified with him.
Retailers that issue gift cards should be aware of a recent wave of class action lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the end of October.
For a variety of reasons, as has been widely reported, LIBOR is to cease to be published by the end of 2021 and this expected elimination of the index upon which financing transactions are based raises serious tax and non-tax concerns.
Governor Newsom signed AB 51, codified as Labor Code section 432.6, which prohibits California employers from requiring an employee to sign an arbitration agreement “as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of any employment-related benefit.” 
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has established a process for interested parties to request that particular products be excluded from these tariffs, which has now closed for the first three lists and is gearing up for the fourth.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo and Arent Fox Government Enforcement & White Collar Co-Practice Leader Scott Peeler discuss how to guard against FCPA violations.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg Law reported that courts have stayed CFPB litigation while they wait for a Supreme Court ruling on the bureau’s structure and those stays could reduce the CFPB’s leverage in enforcement matters.
The Massachusetts Superior Court’s recent decision in Burke v. The General Hospital Corp. et. al., provides critical insight into the limitations of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to investigation reports, and guidance on how to make sure such reports can be protected from discovery.
On October 7, 2019, the California Chamber of Commerce filed suit against the State of California requesting that a federal district court enjoin the State and private enforcers from requiring Proposition 65 warnings on foods that contain acrylamide.
Last week, a California federal jury concluded that the maker of 5-Hour Energy Drink did not violate federal antitrust law by selling the energy shots to Costco for less than the price charged to its family-owned rivals.
Toyota is taking the next step in the autonomous game.
A Pennsylvania federal judge sentenced a former Rite-Aid advertising executive to two-years imprisonment and ordered him to pay over $6.3 million restitution for his role in a $5.7 million kickback scheme. Plus more investigations news and analysis.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed a complaint against Match.com (Match) in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging that the dating website allowed fake accounts to lure consumers into purchasing subscriptions.
In a decision very favorable to California hospitals and medical staffs, the Court of Appeal rejected a physician’s argument that he was denied due process during his peer review hearing because of hearing officer alleged bias.