International Trade

  • December 04, 2023

    ITC Advances Investigation Into Likely Dumping Of Thai Tires

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to continue an investigation into truck and bus tires imported from Thailand, concluding that the imports were probably being dumped in the U.S. at unfairly low prices that harm the domestic tire industry.

  • December 01, 2023

    WTO Climate Tools Carry Warning For EU Approach On Steel

    A new World Trade Organization report detailing 10 trade policy tools countries can apply to support climate initiatives contains a word of caution related to Europe's position in faltering negotiations with the United States over greening steel production.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Nokia Gets ITC To Review HP, Amazon Imports Over Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to review Nokia's allegations that HP and Amazon were wrongly importing products that infringed a variety of Nokia patents related to video technology.

  • December 01, 2023

    US Sanctions 3 More Tankers For Dodging G7 Oil Price Cap

    The U.S. sanctioned three more oil tankers Friday for shipping Russian oil priced above the G7's price cap, the latest such actions following the blacklisting of five other vessels in recent weeks.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trade Court Will Hear Forced Labor Blacklist Challenge

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected the federal government's call to toss a Chinese company's protest over being placed on a forced labor blacklist, holding that the designation amounts to an embargo that the court has authority to review.

  • December 01, 2023

    ITC Launches Probe After Samsung Alleges Display IP Theft

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has said it will investigate a complaint from Korean-based Samsung Display Company Ltd. alleging that various competitors stole trade secrets to make components for brightening device screens that are being imported into the U.S.

  • December 01, 2023

    4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

  • December 01, 2023

    Feds Unveil 'Foreign Entity' Guidance For EV Tax Credit

    Federal regulators released guidance Friday that would allow automakers to satisfy new trade restrictions that the 2022 climate law incorporated into the consumer electric vehicle tax credit, including sought-after proposed rules defining the foreign-entity-of-concern provision.

  • December 01, 2023

    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • November 30, 2023

    IP Forecast: Beauty And The Copyright-Protected Beast

    A federal courthouse in Oakland will be center stage next week for a jury trial over allegations that Disney owes profits from the billion-dollar Emma Watson blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" remake to ex-Microsoft executive Steve Perlman's digital effects company for infringing copyright-protected software to make the movie's live-action beast. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

  • November 30, 2023

    32 Sens., Chamber Of Commerce Slam Digital Trade Pivot

    The Biden administration faced renewed criticism regarding its recent pullback from digital trade policy discussions in a pair of letters Thursday voicing complaints from almost three dozen members of Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • November 30, 2023

    Del. Power Struggle For NY Lithium Battery Co. Heats Up

    An investor in a New York-based lithium-ion cell manufacturer that sued in Delaware's Court of Chancery to stop its majority equity holder from carrying out a board coup now says an unnamed secured lender for the startup has intervened in the dispute and is alleging it has the right to replace the company's board.

  • November 30, 2023

    Pipe Co. Says Commerce Dept. Overreacted To Heading Error

    A Vietnamese pipe company is fighting a U.S. Department of Commerce ruling saddling it with Chinese and South Korean duties, saying it stemmed from Commerce's refusal to accept late evidence based on the heading of a deadline extension request.

  • November 30, 2023

    Canadian Sports Drink Co. Gets Ch. 15 OK For US Assets

    Two U.S. affiliates of Canadian sports drink and supplement company BioSteel received Chapter 15 recognition from a Houston bankruptcy judge Thursday, paving the way for asset sales.

  • November 30, 2023

    Cartel Timeshare Scam Elicits Additional Sanctions In Mexico

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury placed a third round of sanctions on three Mexican nationals and 13 Mexican companies Thursday, saying they were a part of a major drug cartel's timeshare scheme that defrauded elderly U.S. citizens.

  • November 30, 2023

    House Tax Panel Clears Taiwan Tax Relief Bill

    The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would provide certain tax treaty-like benefits for Taiwanese businesses after bipartisan leaders of the panel reached agreement to proceed on the measure with Senate lawmakers.

  • November 30, 2023

    Tire Maker Claims Indian Rival Escaped Subsidy Duties

    An Iowa-based tire manufacturer accused the U.S. Department of Commerce of relying on a haphazard review provided by the Indian government to decide that a tire importer did not receive a government subsidy.

  • November 29, 2023

    Fed. Circ. Told To Defer To ITC In Apple Watch IP Row

    A small Silicon Valley medical device startup's efforts to use the U.S. International Trade Commission to litigate allegations that Apple Inc. pilfered health tracking software for its smartwatches have drawn supportive amicus briefs from a handful of trade groups, a billionaire venture capitalist and a Japanese manufacturer of health monitors.

  • November 29, 2023

    Survivors Of Attacks Urge Justices To Ax Bank's Immunity

    More than 1,100 survivors and relatives of victims of attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that said a Lebanese bank may be protected by sovereign immunity from claims it funded the attacks.

  • November 29, 2023

    German Tool Co. Pays $1.9M To End Customs Fraud Case

    A German toolmaker will give up $1.9 million to escape allegations it falsely labeled Chinese-made machine parts as German products to avoid paying U.S. import tariffs, federal prosecutors in Georgia said Wednesday.

  • November 29, 2023

    Gov't Contracts Of The Month: Boeing Jets, Robots, IT Deals

    The federal government advanced a $2.5 billion plan to modernize the Indian Health Service's health records system, purchased $2.3 billion more of refueling tankers from Boeing, and is weighing adding robots to its $132 billion fast-paced construction of new nuclear submarines. Here are Law360's top government contracts for November 2023.

  • November 29, 2023

    Feds Sanction, Seize N. Korea-Linked Crypto Mixer

    Hours after the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new sanctions Wednesday against Sinbad, a company that anonymizes virtual currency transactions, the site was down, following allegations that it laundered funds for North Korean hackers, drug trafficking and child sex abuse.

Expert Analysis

  • How FinCEN's Proposed Rule Stirs The Pot On Crypto Mixing

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    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s recently issued proposal aims to impose additional reporting requirements to mitigate the risks posed by convertible virtual currency mixing transactions, meaning financial institutions may need new monitoring techniques to detect CVC mixing beyond just exposure, say Jared Johnson and Jordan Yeagley at Buchanan Ingersoll.

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • Unpacking Long-Awaited Clean Energy Tax Credit Guidance

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    Recently proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations provide welcome confirmatory guidance on the application of investment tax credits as reworked by 2022's Inflation Reduction Act, prevailing wage and apprenticeship rules that are largely consistent with market expectations, and broader eligibility criteria that should please the wind power industry in particular, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • A Comparison Of Patent Dispute Resolution In US And China

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    As the U.S. and China are the two most significant arenas for patent disputes, multinational corporations must be able to navigate their patent dispute systems, which differ in speed, cost and potential damage awards, say attorneys at Covington.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • Key Takeaways From DOJ's Recent FARA Advisory Opinions

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    The U.S. Department of Justice recently published several redacted advisory opinions on the Foreign Agents Registration Act, clarifying its current thinking on when a person or entity is required to register as a foreign agent under the statute, and when they may qualify for an exemption, says Tessa Capeloto at Wiley Rein.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • A Closer Look At The Sen. Menendez Indictment

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    Attorneys at Dowd Bennett analyze the latest charges filed against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and four co-defendants — from bribery to acting as a foreign agent — potential defenses that may be mounted, and broader lessons for white collar attorneys.

  • A Look At Enforcing And Contesting Arbitral Awards In Qatar

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    As Qatar aspires to become a regional investment hub as part of its Qatar Vision 2030, it has committed to modernizing its arbitration practices in accordance with international standards, including updating the process of enforcing and contesting arbitration awards, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • Deal Over Jets Stranded In Russia May Serve As Blueprint

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    In the face of a pending "mega-trial" over leased airplanes held in Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, a settlement between leading aviation lessor AerCap Holdings NV and NSK, the Russian state-controlled insurance company, could pave the way for similar deals, say Samantha Zaozirny and Timeyin Pinnick at Browne Jacobson.

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