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CBP issues instructions for obtaining retroactive GSP treatment
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary


Time for time: FWC proposes time in lieu to replace overtime pay
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • July 31 2015

As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards and award flexibility, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has proposed a new time off in


Terrorism exception. D.C. Circuit holds that abusive conduct allegedly inflicted by Iran before Iranian émigrés became U.S. nationals does not fall within the FSIA's terrorism exception to sovereign immunity.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Iran, USA
  • July 30 2015

Plaintiffs, three Iranian émigré siblings and the estate of their deceased brother, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of


Agreement to arbitrate. District court holds that minor's pre-employment arbitration agreement is valid under California law, but upholds minor's right to disaffirm the arbitration agreement by commencing a lawsuit after reaching majority.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Within one month after his eighteenth Birthday, Plaintiff brought a putative class action in California state court complaining that Kmart Corporation


Default judgment. District Court orders forfeiture of Panama bank accounts despite lack of direct notice to the account owners since other efforts to provide notice of the civil forfeiture action were reasonably calculated to reach them.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Plaintiff, the United States of America, filed a verified complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking in rem civil


Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Takings. Eleventh Circuit affirms finding that district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over foreign national's claims that his home government wrongfully seized his property.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, Venezuela
  • July 30 2015

Plaintiff, a Venezuelan entrepreneur, sued the Republic of Venezuela and several Venezuelan governmental agencies in the U.S. District Court for the


Personal jurisdiction. District court dismisses terrorism case against the Palestinian Authority for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

On April 24, 2011, Palestinian Authority ("PA") security forces allegedly shot and killed Ben-Yosef Livnat and injured five others while Livnat, his


Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Takings. D.C. Circuit allows Venezuelan subsidiary of American company to seek relief in U.S. courts for a taking by Venezuela under the FSIA's expropriation exception where the taking was allegedly discriminatory.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. ("H&P-IDC") is a Delaware corporation and the sole shareholder of Helmerich & Payne de Venezuela


Enforcement of foreign arbitral award. Fifth Circuit reverses district court order refusing to enforce Philippine arbitral award as contrary to U.S. public policy protecting seamen.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Plaintiff Lito Martinez Asignacion ("Asignacion"), a citizen and resident of the Philippines, signed a contract to work as a seaman aboard a vessel