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Legal News
19 Jan 2016
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST]The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday heard [day call] the cases of Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods and Heffernan v. City of Paterson [SCOTUSblog backgrounders]. In Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods [argument transcript] the Court will examine whether the citizenship of a trust for purposes of diversity … [read more]

Legal News
30 Dec 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] in an opinion [text, pdf] made public on Tuesday, decided that two shareholder class actions against Facebook Inc. [corporate website], alleging that the company hid concerns about its growth, could proceed. The shareholders allege [Reuters report] … [read more]

Legal News
25 Dec 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The Fukui District Court in Japan lifted an injunction on Thursday against allowing two nuclear reactors to reopen. Japan ordered closed all of its nuclear reactors after the Fukushima Disaster in 2011. A group of residents filed an injunction to keep the nuclear reactors closed [JURIST report] in Takahama … [read more]

Student Commentary
12 Dec 2015
by James Tugee of University of Pittsburgh
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist James Tugee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the potential impact of major changes to foreign businesses registering in Kenya... Kenya enacted the Companies Act No. 17 of 2015 [PDF] on September 11, 2015, to replace the Companies Act Cap. 486 (1948) [PDF]. Among … [read more]

Legal News
4 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] US regulators on Tuesday imposed a fine of up to $200 million on auto part manufacturer Takata [corporate website] for failing to disclose the defect of millions of their airbags to regulators in a timely manner. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] levied a base fine … [read more]

Legal News
18 Sep 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [fficial website] announced Thursday that General Motors (GM) [corporate website] has reached a deal to accept charges of wire fraud and a $900 million fine [press release] for allegedly concealing information about ignition-switch defects for more than a decade. Under a deferred-prosecution agreement, … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] announced [press release] Monday that it has imposed a record $105 million penalty against Fiat Chrysler [corporate website] for its failure to provide a remedy and notices for 23 recalls related to malfunctions of their automobiles. Defective suspension systems could … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jul 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] on Thursday determined [press release] that Fiat Chrysler [official website] failed to provide a remedy and notices for 23 recalls related to malfunctions of their automobiles. It is reported [AP report] that the Chief of the … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The US Court of Federal Claims [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the Federal Reserve [official website] bailout of AIG [corporate website] in 2008 exceeded its authority but did not award any damages. The suit was brought by former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg and claimed that the Federal … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Fukui District Court issued an injunction on Tuesday halting the restart of two nuclear reactors is Takahama, Japan. These reactors, operated by Kansai Electric Power [official website], met the basic safety guidelines set by Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) [official website, in English] and were scheduled to re-open … [read more]

Legal News
23 Mar 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] gave final approval Friday to a $970.5 million settlement for shareholders of the insurance giant American International Group (AIG) to settle claims [NYT documents] that shareholders were misled about the subprime mortgage exposure … [read more]

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
26 Aug 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The district court in Fukushima, Japan, ruled Tuesday that a woman's family may be compensated for her death after determining that her depression and suicide were caused by the March 2011 nuclear meltdown [IAEA backgrounder] of a nearby power plant. The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged … [read more]

Legal News
1 Aug 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Thursday ruled [judgement, PDF] that Russia must pay € 1.87 billion (USD $2.51 billion) to the former owners of the now defunct Russian oil company Yukos to compensate for unfair tax proceedings. The ECHR ruling comes three years after … [read more]

Professional Commentary
23 Jul 2014
by Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Guest Columnists Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC discuss the effect of the recent US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on employers and employees... In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held the Department of Health … [read more]

Legal News
23 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday limited [opinion, PDF] shareholders' class action suits for securities fraud. In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], the court declined to overturn its 1988 decision in Basic Inc. v. Levinson [text]. Halliburton Co. [corporate website] has faced … [read more]

Legal News
26 Mar 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF] Tuesday on whether companies have a right to an exemption from the contraception provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder] for religious reasons. The plaintiffs in the combined cases of Sebelius … [read more]

Legal News
19 Mar 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] a $1.2 billion settlement agreement [text, PDF] with Toyota [corporate website] for misleading customers and US regulators. The criminal complaint [text, PDF] against Toyota alleges that the company intentionally concealed information from the public regarding a … [read more]

Student Commentary
5 Mar 2014
by Tara Pakrouh of Widener University School of Law
edited by Endia Vereen

JURIST Guest Columnist Tara Pakrouh, Widener University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses Merck & Co.'s $100 million settlement concerning the corporation's NuvaRing contraceptive device, the board's liability and the fiduciary duties it owes to its shareholders...In a December 2000 email to his colleagues, the Director of US Reproductive … [read more]

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