In the News Today - November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

Op-ed Urges Canada's Courts to Stay Out of Donziger's Anti-Chevron Legal Battle: Conrad Black, founder of the National Post, weighs in on the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling that permits a group of Ecuadorian villagers to try to enforce in Canada a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron Corporation. "The acceptance by the Canadian courts of this dubious action where Canada has no possible jurisdiction illustrates above all the self-perpetuating avarice of the international legal cartel," writes Black. (National Post)

SEC In-House Court Reforms Not Enough, Says Ex-Federal Prosecutor: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed reforms to its in-house court system "would still place defendants at a disadvantage, and the agency instead should look at ways to make the tribunal function more like the federal judiciary," wrote former assistant U.S. attorney Susan Brune in one of the first comment letters on the SEC's proposals. (Law360)