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|US Supreme Court Rules that Bankruptcy Courts Can Issue Proposed Findings in “Core” Matters Involving Stern v. Marshall-Type Claims|
Thomas S. Kiriakos, Michael F. Lotito, Brian Trust; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014On June 9, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (“Executive Benefits”) that resolved a fundamental bankruptcy procedural issue that had arisen in the wake of Stern v. Marshall (“Stern”).
|US Navy Issues Solicitation for “Drop-In” Biofuel Blends|
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick, Marcia G. Madsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in conjunction with the US Navy, has issued a solicitation for bulk fuels for DLA Energy’s customers located in the Inland/East/Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Inland/East/Gulf Coast is the single largest bulk fuels acquisition program, and it...
|US Federal Circuit Rules for Inclusion of Voluntary Respondents' CVD Rates in Calculation of "All Others" Duty Rate|
Matthew J. McConkey, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a US Court of International Trade (CIT) decision on the calculation of the “All Others” duty rate in countervailing duty (CVD) Investigations. Specifically, the CAFC ruled that the duty margins assigned to the exporters...
|Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct Clarified by Recent Appellate Decisions|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Recent decisions issued from the Second and Seventh Circuits have clarified the applicability of US antitrust law to foreign conduct. On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lotes Co. Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., an important case regarding the applicability of...
|US Federal Circuit Limits Right of Appeal from Contested Cases at the USPTO|
Kyle Friesen, Sharon A. Israel; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014In an appeal from a decision in an inter partes reexamination before the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the challenger must show some injury-in-fact to have Article III standing at the Federal Circuit. Despite a statutory...
|Legal Limits to Donations in Favor of Political Campaigns|
Leonardo Morato; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014It is election year in Brazil, and in such years it is very common that candidates and political parties seek donations from private companies in order to finance their campaigns.
|Decree No. 8,257/2014 and Normative Instruction No. 1,471/2014|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Marina Cyrino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014On 05/29/2014, Decree No. 8.257/2014 was enacted. The Decree provides the rules for the application of Law No. 10.893/2004 with respect to the Freight Surcharge for Merchant Marine Renewal (AFRMM) and the Merchant Marine Fund (FMM).
|Fourth Circuit Holds that Experts Must Separate Opinions From Fact Testimony and Lay Adequate Foundation for Both|
Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014Increasingly, in a number of contexts, experts are playing the role traditionally filled by attorneys: reviewing and explaining the relevance of the evidence, integrating it into the party’s narrative, and mixing in opinions along the way. This has the potentially dangerous effect of placing...
|Reducing and Expunging Proofs of Debt and Dealing with Dividend Overpayments|
Jennifer Colegate, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown International LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014On a recent Mayer Brown JSM application (on behalf of the Liquidators of one of the Lehman Brothers entities) to reduce and expunge proofs of debt, the Hong Kong High Court has ruled that creditors who receive an overpayment of dividends due in respect of a proof of debt which has been...
|Brazilian Competition and Trade Alert - New Antidumping Investigation|
Eduardo Molan Gaban, Natali de Vicente Santos; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014Today it was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette the SECEX Circular No. 27, as of June 6th, 2014, determining the initiation of dumping investigation on the imports from Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and South Korea of polymeric MDI, classified under...