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Legal News
11 Dec 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Wednesday overturned [opinion, PDF] the insider trading convictions of two former hedge fund traders. Defendants Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson were convicted in May 2013 on charges of "conspiracy to commit insider trading and insider trading in … [read more]

Legal News
3 Oct 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The trial involving allegations of insider trading in shares of Airbus Group [corporate website] began on Friday after an eight-year investigation. Seven current and former managers at Airbus Group and two former industrial shareholders in Airbus' parent European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co. (EADS) [corporate website] are accused of … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jan 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Daimer AG v. Bauman [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that DaimlerChrysler AG (Daimler) [company website] does not have to face suit in California for alleged human rights violations by a subsidiary that took place entirely in Argentina. The US Court of … [read more]

Legal News
3 Dec 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] A French court on Monday ordered a trial for German car maker Daimler AG and French industrial conglomerate Lagardere SCA, shareholders in Airbus' parent European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. (EADS) [corporate websites], in an insider trading investigation dating back to 2006. EADS is a global pan-European aerospace and … [read more]

Academic Commentary
1 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Stan Cox of New England Law | Boston says that the US Supreme Court should use great caution in its application of general personal jurisdiction doctrine to the facts of the Daimler AG case ... If the justices are not careful in their handling of the case, … [read more]

Legal News
29 Oct 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A South African court on Tuesday sentenced 20 members of white supremacist group Boeremag [backgrounder] to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years in the nation's first post-apartheid [Cornell LII backgrounder] treason trial. The extremist group is responsible [AP report] for nine bombings in Johannesburg's Soweto township in … [read more]

Legal News
15 Oct 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in three cases Tuesday, including an affirmative action case and a case on suing foreign corporations in US courts. In Daimler AG v. Bauman [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on "whether it violates due … [read more]

Legal News
23 Apr 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari in one new case [order list, PDF] on Monday. In DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider "whether it violates due process for a court to exercise general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation based solely … [read more]

Legal News
8 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] Friday revived a lawsuit [opinion, PDF] brought by 15 Indonesian citizens against the US corporation ExxonMobil Corp. [corporate website] alleging that its wholly-owned subsidiary hired security forces that committed numerous human rights abuses. The US District … [read more]

Legal News
19 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Wednesday that a lawsuit by Argentine citizens can proceed against Daimler AG [official website] for the actions of Mercedes-Benz Argentina [official website, in Spanish] during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. … [read more]

Legal News
12 Jan 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] heard arguments on Monday in an appeal by multi-national corporations accused of assisting the South African government during the apartheid-era [JURIST new archive]. The corporations, which include IBM, Ford Motor Co., Daimler and General Motors Corp. [corporate websites], … [read more]

Legal News
9 Apr 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) [official website] on Wednesday denied [opinion, PDF] in part a motion to dismiss lawsuits against some companies accused of assisting South Africa's apartheid-era [JURIST news archive] government can go forward. The lawsuit, brought by … [read more]

Legal News
1 Jul 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A French court Monday ordered Internet auction house eBay [corporate website] to pay $63 million in damages to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) [corporate website], finding that the website failed to prevent the sale of counterfeit luxury goods that infringed on registered designs. LVMH praised the holding as … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jun 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A German court [Bavarian justice system website, in German] Friday ruled that a sports utility vehicle manufactured in China bore an unacceptable resemblance to a model manufactured by German automaker BMW [corporate website], ordering the SUV's importers to stop sales of the infringing SUV, destroy all remaining cars, and … [read more]

Legal News
12 Sep 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Vermont ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that states have the power to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions. In Green Mountain Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie the court held that the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) [text] does not preempt state … [read more]

Legal News
15 May 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] handed down decisions in four cases Monday, including eBay v. MercExchange [Duke Law case backgrounder; JURIST report], where the Court ruled that federal courts need not automatically issue a permanent injunction after finding that there has been patent infringement. In … [read more]

Legal News
1 Mar 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday heard oral arguments in four consolidated cases challenging the Texas congressional redistricting plan [Duke Law case backgrounder; merit briefs] approved in 2003 which helped Republicans gain six seats in the US Congress. Opponents of the redistricting plan [official website] told the … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jan 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] DaimlerChrysler [corporate website] has suspended nine managers allegedly involved in the UN oil-for food scandal [JURIST news archive] after a UN inquiry suspected them of paying bribes to secure business delivery trucks to the government of former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive]. German prosecutors conducted their own … [read more]

Legal News
27 Oct 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] More than 2,000 companies around the world paid $1.8 billion in illegal kickbacks to the regime of Saddam Hussein in abusing the now defunct UN oil-for-food program [official website; JURIST news archive], according to parts of a UN investigation obtained Thursday by the Associated Press. The Independent Inquiry Committee … [read more]

Legal News
27 Sep 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari Tuesday in several cases, including a review of how states use tax incentives to attract companies that will create jobs in their regions. In DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno, the Court will consider an appeal of ruling [PDF text] from the Sixth … [read more]

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