Trade Associations. Legal news and articles for September 22 - 22, 2011

Transit Agency Given Immunity for '93 World Trade Center BombingEducation Q&A: LLM and commerceUS groups use obscure trade law to pressure Canada over oilsands managementUPDATE 1-Senators eye Oct. approval of China currency billUS groups use obscure law to pressure Canada on oilsandsPort Authority not liable in 1993 WTC attack: courtNew sex-trafficking law in New York clears prostitute's recordUK Can Hide Names of Firms Trading With Iran, Avert US LawU.K. Wins Bid to Hide Names of Firms Trading With Iran, Avert U.S. LawWhy the world sees London as the leading light in legal services'Massive' ETF Insider Trading, Google Ads, UBS: ComplianceIn the War on Insider Trading, Market-Beaters BewareGoogle wins Australian advert caseWoman forced into sex trade has prostitution convictions thrown out under new ...Law clinic fights unemployment

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Senator Snowe's Reaction to President Obama's Address to Congress
WABISeptember 9, 2011

... a solid signal to our nation that we are open for business. “And the failure of our government to enforce current trade law and call China to account for its currency manipulation undercuts true competition and undermines American businesses. ...more »

Court Rejects Request to Dismiss Counterfeit Mesh Lawsuit
OutpatientSurgery.netSeptember 13, 2011

These actions constitute violations of consumer law, they note. While the distributors countered that state warranty laws did not apply to them and that the trade law allegations failed to state a valid claim, among other arguments, the court's Aug. ...more »

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Transit Agency Given Immunity for '93 World Trade Center Bombing
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 22, 2011

The Port Authority is building another skyscraper at the World Trade Center site, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, told the Law Blog that he agreed with the view of the three ...more »

Education Q&A: LLM and commerce
gulfnews.comSeptember 22, 2011

Jawaharlal Nehru University offers some master's programmes in law and governance. The master's programmes at the School for International Studies offers modules on international law, environment law, trade law and space law. Students in India normally ...more »

US groups use obscure trade law to pressure Canada over oilsands management
Winnipeg Free PressSeptember 22, 2011

US conservationists are using an obscure American trade law to pressure Canada over how they manage the oilsands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Conservationists on both sides of the border are using an obscure American trade law normally used ...more »

UPDATE 1-Senators eye Oct. approval of China currency bill
ReutersSeptember 22, 2011

A key provision would direct the Commerce Department to treat currency undervaluation as a subsidy under US trade law. That would allow companies to seek countervailing duties on Chinese goods on a case-by-case basis. "There is no better step we can ...more »

US groups use obscure law to pressure Canada on oilsands
CTV.caSeptember 22, 2011

US conservationists are using an obscure American trade law to pressure Canada over how they manage the oilsands. An environmental coalition has filed an application under what's known as the Pelly amendment. It allows the US government to consider ...more »

Port Authority not liable in 1993 WTC attack: court
ReutersSeptember 22, 2011

State law provides immunity for government agencies in most negligence cases. In Wednesday's 4-3 ruling, which reversed lower court decisions, the majority argued that security for the World Trade Center was akin to a public police force. ...more »

New sex-trafficking law in New York clears prostitute's record
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 22, 2011

A new New York law that recognizes minors forced into the sex trade as victims not criminals was used Wednesday to cleanse the record of a former Bronx prostitute. Leni Johnson, 22, became the first American to have her convictions for prostitution ...more »

UK Can Hide Names of Firms Trading With Iran, Avert US Law
BusinessWeekSeptember 22, 2011

“The tribunal felt some concern at the prospect of a UK company, trading quite lawfully in terms of UK, EU and international law, suffering possibly fatal commercial damage through the extraterritorial intervention of our closest ally,” Farrer said. ...more »

U.K. Wins Bid to Hide Names of Firms Trading With Iran, Avert U.S. Law
BloombergSeptember 22, 2011

A tribunal in London today ruled in favor of Britain's Export Control Organization, which argued the disclosure of the companies may result in them losing access to banking services. The judgment was made in a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by ...more »

Why the world sees London as the leading light in legal services
The GuardianSeptember 22, 2011

Putting aside the grumbling about overinflated pay and working practices, and a haphazard approach to diversity, the biggest City law firms are tremendously successful businesses, while the leading commercial QCs are in demand all over the world. ...more »

'Massive' ETF Insider Trading, Google Ads, UBS: Compliance
BusinessWeekSeptember 22, 2011

Former US Securities and Exchange Commission general counsel David Becker said he didn't violate the law when he worked on agency policy about the Bernard Madoff case after inheriting money from the Ponzi scheme. Becker, who stepped down in February, ...more »

In the War on Insider Trading, Market-Beaters Beware
New York TimesSeptember 22, 2011

To an unusual degree, respect for insider trading laws depends on the visibility of enforcement. In a survey of 2500 traders taken in 2007, more than half said they would take advantage of an illegal tip if they were assured they wouldn't be caught. ...more »

Google wins Australian advert case
AFPSeptember 22, 2011

"I am not satisfied that Google contravened (trade practices laws) by failing to sufficiently distinguish advertisements from organic search results on its search results pages," Nicholas said. Most consumers would have appreciated that "sponsored ...more »

Woman forced into sex trade has prostitution convictions thrown out under new ...
New York Daily NewsSeptember 22, 2011

Leni Johnson, 22, had her convictions dismissed Wednesday after Bronx prosecutors agreed she was forced into the sex trade at age 13. The new state law recognizes child hookers as victims of sex trafficking rather than criminals - and allows their ...more »

Law clinic fights unemployment
Yale Daily NewsSeptember 22, 2011

Thanks to a legal clinic at Yale Law School, 265 laid off Connecticut workers are now eligible for income support, healthcare benefits and job retraining assistance. Yale's Transnational Development Clinic filed a complaint in March ...more »

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