• Will United States Border Protection Admit Your Foreign Visitor?

    The chances that your visiting overseas employee will run into problems with Customs and Border protection may be as high as they’ve ever been, but you can improve the odds. This Today’s General Counsel article, by Sheppard...

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  • Not On The Hook For Notre Dame Rebuild, Says Insurance Official

    It’s going to be up to “the French state and benefactors,” an official from Lloyd’s insurer Hiscox told Reuters, and the costs, just for the scaffolding and securing the building, are going to be “enormous,” he said....

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  • Aldi Sues Upstart Grocery Chain Over Trade Secrets

    Aldi, a rapidly growing national retail grocery chain, has filed a trade secret lawsuit against a competitor that is trying to make inroads with a similar modus operandi. Competitor Lidl is a new-comer to the U.S, with...

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  • Vote On EU Copyright Directive Is Imminent

    A controversial update to EU copyright rules goes before the European Parliament for a vote this week. A petition opposing it attracted more signatures than any other petition in change.org’s history. After being discarded as unworkable, two divisive...

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  • Climate Activists Want To Make Fossil Fuel Industry Go Naked

    As part of a strategy “to keep fossil fuels in the ground,” a movement to pressure insurance companies to avoid underwriting fossil fuel projects is underway in California, expected to take hold nationwide, and has already made...

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  • The Tangle Of Litigation Likely To Follow Boeing Crashes

    Boeing could be taking on lawsuits from multiple angles when the dust clears on the 737 Max disasters, says a Reuters article in the Chicago Tribune. Potential plaintiffs include not only families of victims, but also airlines...

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  • Big Law Firms Said To Be Deeply Complicit In Kleptocracy

    An article in The Atlantic alleges that Russian oligarchs have bought up high-end U.S. real estate on a massive scale, by way of shell companies, and that their efforts have been facilitated by attorneys from major U.S....

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  • Is It A Trade Spat Or The Start Of Another Cold War?

    It could well be the latter, according to Peter Hartcher, journalist and visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute, a Sydney-based foreign policy think tank. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, he quotes former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson,...

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  • Why To Avoid “WeChat” When Managing Chinese Employees

    It’s the most widely used messaging and social media app in China, and its many users now include employees and employers communicating with each other. That’s not a good idea for either side, at least not when...

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  • Dispute Trends In The Energy Sector

    Disputes in the energy sector continue to dominate international arbitration, both in terms of number of disputes and their value, but the locus of controversy varies with the market and a wide range of economic and political...

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