February 3, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the methodology used by British courts to determine whether to mitigate whole-life sentences does not violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which bars inhuman and degrading treatment. Arthur Hutchinson was seeking ...[read more]
October 25, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday declared in a preliminary ruling that Samsung violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 when it infringed four intellectual property patents held by Apple. The patents at issue involve both hardware and software features, ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday ruled that a tariff imposed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that allow media downloads is a violation of the technological neutrality. The court held that in passing the Copyright Act the Parliament did not intend to treat online retailers of digital ...[read more]
July 22, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The China Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that Chinese officials disagreed with and could challenge a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report which states that the country illegally taxes and disfavors imported auto parts. The US, EU, and Canada submitted complaints in March, alleging that ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear three cases, including the consolidated cases of US v. Eurodif (07-1059) and USEC v. Eurodif (07-1078) where the Court will consider whether the federal government can impose anti-dumping tariffs on contracts for uranium enrichment services. The key ...[read more]
February 14, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
World Trade Organization (WTO) judges ruled against China Wednesday in a case brought by the US, EU, and Canada over China's taxation scheme for imported car parts. The complaint alleged that China was taxing auto parts imported from those countries at the same rate that it taxed foreign-made ...[read more]
June 25, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Google is urging the US government, including the Departments of State and Commerce, the Office of the US Trade Representative, and various House and Senate committees, to fight the rise of global Internet censorship, according to Monday reports. Google's Director of Public Policy and Governm... ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has held that the US adhered to international trade rules in setting softwood lumber tariffs against Canada. A WTO panel publicly released a report Monday that was originally disclosed to the parties in February. Canada had claimed that the US had violated the ...[read more]
September 27, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
Two-thirds of the $1 billion distributed to US companies from 2001 to 2004 under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA), otherwise known as the Byrd Amendment, went to only three industries- ball bearings, candles and steel- according to a Government Accountability Office report rel... ...[read more]
October 10, 2004
by Liza Hall
In a rare weekend session, the Senate Sunday removed the last procedural obstacles to a vote on what has become known as the JOBS bill, providing $136 billion in tax cuts for corporations ranging from multinationals and manufacturers (defined broadly to include construction and architectural ...[read more]

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