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From Lockdown to a Showdown: What Questions Should Companies Consider Pertaining to the Authority of the Federal or State Governments to “Reopen” the Economy?

USA - April 22 2020 As the discussion about “reopening” the economy intensifies, an important legal question has arisen: What authority, if any, does the federal…

Scott Carlton, Nicole D. Lueddeke

Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Criminal Rules for Serving Foreign Companies

USA - August 29 2018 On August 23, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the U.S. government’s attempt to serve a criminal summons on Pangang Group Company, Ltd…

Nathan F. Brown, Serli Polatoglu

The U.S. Supreme Court Loosens Restrictions on International Service in Civil Disputes Rules

Canada, USA - June 1 2017 In Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, a unanimous Supreme Court resolved a long-standing circuit split by holding that the Hague Service Convention (the…

Bryant P. Lin, Igor V. Timofeyev

Foreign Corporations Beware! Recent Rule Changes Make it Easier to Initiate Criminal Proceedings Against Foreign Organizational Defendants

USA - December 1 2016 As of December 1, 2016, the federal government’s ability to initiate criminal proceedings against foreign corporations became less complicated…

Brian S. Kaewert, Thomas P. O'Brien

DOJ and FDA Continue to Feast on Producers of Contaminated Foods

USA - November 23 2016 On November 15, 2016, a United States District Judge sentenced the owner/president of Oasis Brands, Inc. (“Oasis”), Christian Rivas, to 15-months’…

Janice J. Lee, Thomas P. O'Brien, Seril Polatoglu