March 7, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | March 7, 2013
Chevron Corporation and its army of lawyers keep piling on more evidence of fraud and judicial corruption in their U.S. racketeering case against the plaintiffs lawyers who won a $19 billion environmental judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador. But according to counsel for the Amazonian plaintiffs at Patton Boggs, the real problem isn't the judges in Ecuador. It's the one in New York.
Bloomberg | March 7, 2013
Anglo American Plc’s South African unit faces a class-action suit from miners with silicosis who worked at 11 operations that the company used to own, lawyers led by Leigh Day & Co. said.
March 4, 2013
Australian Financial Review | Subscription Required | March 4, 2013
The results of the court case, the nation's biggest, will be felt by governments, utilities and possibly even consumers, writes Mathew Dunckley.
February 26, 2013
Australian Financial Review | February 26, 2013
A long-mooted class action against Vodafone Australia by disgruntled customers is finally about to start.
February 25, 2013
Almunia legacy to take shape with major cases wrapping up and important legislative initiatives imminentFinancial Times | Subscription Required | February 25, 2013
The record cartel fine handed down by the European Commission (EC) in late 2012 – a whopping EUR 1.47bn against seven cathode ray tube manufacturers – may well have set an appropriate tone for what to expect in 2013.
February 21, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | February 21, 2013
A Brazilian judge Wednesday dropped criminal charges against Chevron Corp., Transocean Ltd. and 17 individuals related to a 2011 oil spill that had cast a pall over plans to develop huge oil fields.
February 15, 2013
The Australian | February 15, 2013
The federal government and its financial regulator -- the Australian Securities & Investments Commission -- are taking the first steps to implement a regulatory framework to oversee third-party litigation funders.
February 13, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | February 13, 2013
Chinese reverse merger cases are moving forward, but in which direction? Is a big award or a wave of piffling settlements the harbinger of the future?
February 12, 2013
Legal Newsline | February 12, 2013
An international arbitration tribunal last week found the Republic of Ecuador has violated international law and its treaty obligations to the United States in failing to prevent the attempted enforcement of an $18 billion-plus judgment against Chevron Corp.
February 8, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | February 8, 2013
What's worse than having an appellate judge rule against your proposed class action? Having that same judge compare you and your fellow plaintiffs to "children" and "illiterates," not to mention calling you out-and-out "tax cheats."
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