Customs Disputes. Legal news and articles for August 31 - 31, 2011

New Documents Offer Details on CIA Program That Critics Charge Abetted Torture'Best Lawyers' Recognizes 18 Arnall Golden Gregory AttorneysCollege Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To HopeChevron awarded $96 mln in Ecuador govt disputeOperation Storm for Kosovo revealedChevron Awarded $96 Million in Arbitration Claim Against the Government of EcuadorRussia says Ukraine trying to sponge gasFamed Guitar Maker Raided by Federal AgentsCommunity forum targets Obama admin's Secure Communities deportation programLaw School weclomes new studentsMining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration RulesHong Kong Jewelry Co. To Pay $3.9M To Settle Customs Fraud CaseName smugglers, Alvarez urgedCigarette Exports To Thailand GrowingIMF's profits are a class act, but counsel disagrees

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MLive.comAugust 16, 2011

The entire Sharia paranoia is based on the tiniest kernel of truth: Courts will sometimes, in private disputes such as divorces, consider the parties' religious beliefs and customs when arbitrating a dispute. However when you extrapolate that kernel of ...more »

Palestinian Statehood Bid at UN May Aggravate Economic Troubles
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 14, 2011

It has withheld the money in the past during disputes and to pressure the Palestinians. Both the US House and Senate have called on President Barack Obama to reduce the Palestinians' annual $500 million in foreign aid if they proceed at the UN's ...more »

Customs Disputes. News and Stories

New Documents Offer Details on CIA Program That Critics Charge Abetted Torture
TIME (blog)August 31, 2011

The new material, from a New York court record but not widely disseminated or discussed, includes court transcripts and billing records filed as evidence in a commercial dispute between Richmor and an aircraft broker that began in 2007. ...more »

'Best Lawyers' Recognizes 18 Arnall Golden Gregory Attorneys
Citybizlist (press release)August 31, 2011

Scott A. Fisher (2011), Real Estate Law: Mr. Fisher is a partner who primarily represents developers, owners and investors in the structuring and closing of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, ...more »

College Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To Hope
Huffington PostAugust 31, 2011

You don't want to face an ICE attorney," he said. There is currently a petition on Change.org with 885 signatures asking ICE to stop Agaton's deportation. This whole ordeal has made Agaton want to go to law school and pursue immigration law. ...more »

Chevron awarded $96 mln in Ecuador govt dispute
Reuters AfricaAugust 31, 2011

An international arbitration tribunal found on Wednesday that Ecuador's courts violated international law through their delays in ruling on commercial disputes between Texaco, which was bought by Chevron, and Ecuador's government. ...more »

Operation Storm for Kosovo revealed
PravdaAugust 31, 2011

Kosovar customs officers and policemen will be deployed instead of the KFOR and the crossing Jarinje and Brnjak," he says. Kuqi said that the Kosovo police have free rein to assert control over the territory that, as he points out, now is controlled by ...more »

Chevron Awarded $96 Million in Arbitration Claim Against the Government of Ecuador
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Chevron and Texaco Petroleum filed the international arbitration case in December 2006 under the Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The Permanent Court of Arbitration is an intergovernmental organization with ...more »

Russia says Ukraine trying to sponge gas
Kyiv PostAugust 31, 2011

During previous disputes,Russiahas shut down the pipeline that crossesUkraine, cutting off natural gas supplies to theEuropean Union. Medvedev said that in order forUkraineto obtain a discount it must either join the nascent customs union ...more »

Famed Guitar Maker Raided by Federal Agents
New York Times (blog)August 31, 2011

The investigation that led to the searches last week began when a customs official intercepted an air shipment of 1250 ebony fingerboards in Dallas on June 22, according to an affidavit filed in support of the search warrant. ...more »

Community forum targets Obama admin's Secure Communities deportation program
People's WorldAugust 31, 2011

... fingerprints of people stopped by local law enforcement are forwarded first to the State Identification Bureau and then to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which in turn sends the prints on to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ...more »

Law School weclomes new students
William and Mary NewsAugust 31, 2011

M. students studying at the Law School are Yetnayet Demissie from Ethiopia, currently of Arlington, Va., and Wei Lu of Shanghai, China. Demissie holds a Bachelor of Laws with honors and a graduate degree in corporate law from University Lyon II Law ...more »

Mining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration Rules
Sacramento BeeAugust 31, 2011

By Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration SYDNEY, Aug. 31, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President of Litigation BHP Billiton, Mr Damian Lovell has today welcomed the introduction of the new ACICA Arbitration Rules designed to speed ...more »

Hong Kong Jewelry Co. To Pay $3.9M To Settle Customs Fraud Case
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

The allegations of fraud were first brought to the attention of federal law enforcement by a whistle-blower, who filed a lawsuit under the False Claims Act. The settlement was approved in a Manhattan federal court by US District Judge John G. Koeltl.more »

Name smugglers, Alvarez urged
Philippine StarAugust 31, 2011

...law, inquiry or other forum to prove that these charges are baseless, fictions of overly fertile and malicious minds, not to mention those who have higher political ambitions and those whose primary concern is to protect their interests in Customs...more »

Cigarette Exports To Thailand Growing
Manila BulletinAugust 31, 2011

This involved customs valuation and fiscal as well as health measures that prevented Philippine cigarette exports to compete fairly in the Thai domestic market. In 2008, the Philippines requested consultations, filed a dispute settlement case, ...more »

IMF's profits are a class act, but counsel disagrees
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 31, 2011

''For corporate litigants these may involve patent actions, breaches of contract or other commercial disputes where the business may lack the capital or the time involved to pursue such an action through the courts.'' Funders operations are being ...more »

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