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China Tainted-Milk Victims Sue In Hong Kong

HONG KONG – (AP) Frustrated by their inability to get compensation in China, four parents whose children were poisoned in the country's tainted milk scandal on Tuesday took their cases to Hong Kong, a former British colony that maintains a Western-style judicial system. The four parents are...

Japan Court Rejects China Poison Victims’ Claim

TOKYO – (AP) A Tokyo court rejected compensation claims Monday by a group of Chinese plaintiffs over the death and the sickening of 44 people after construction workers broke open several barrels of World War II poison gas abandoned by Japanese troops. The plaintiffs 43 people injured and five...

Defendant Loses China's First HIV Jobs Bias Case

BEIJING - (AP) A Chinese court ruled Friday against the defendant in the country's first lawsuit over employment discrimination against people who are HIV-positive, the man's lawyer said. The defendant, identified only by the nickname "Little Wu," brought the suit in the eastern city...

SEC Sues IBM Over Alleged Bribes

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) IBM Corp. has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it bribed South Korean and Chinese government officials for more than a decade to win contracts. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the technology company of making roughly half that amount in profit from...

Kevin LaCroix: Accounting Fraud Lawsuits Against Chinese Companies Surge

With four more securities suits involving Chinese or China-linked companies this past Friday, the phenomenon of securities class action lawsuits against these firms has emerged as one of the most distinct securities litigation trends so far this year. The filing trend actually first emerged in the second...

Gymnast Sues Time Warner, Others For $1.8 Billion In New York City

NEW YORK - (AP) A champion Chinese gymnast paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games filed a $1.8 billion lawsuit against the former AOL Time Warner Inc. media and entertainment company and the U.S. Gymnastics Federation on Thursday, saying they and others broke promises to care for her afterward...

China Gymnast's U.S. Lawsuit Risks Tainting Image

BEIJING - (AP) Thirteen years after a training accident left her paralyzed and ended her career as a world-class gymnast, China's Sang Lan has filed a lawsuit in the United States, one that threatens to tarnish her carefully maintained reputation for resilience at home. The $1.8-billion suit targets...

Cisco Sued For Helping China Build Golden Shield

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement have filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. accusing it of supplying the Chinese government with computer-networking equipment used to spy on and persecute dissidents. In a lawsuit filed last week, a group of Falun Gong practitioners...

Thomas Gorman On The Week in Securities Litigation: July 8, 2011

The SEC and the DOJ resolved another bid-rigging case related to anticompetitive practices in the municipal securities markets. This is one of a series in an ongoing investigation. The SEC also prevailed on a summary judgment motion in an investment fraud action, filed a settled financial fraud case...

Surge Of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies One Of The Most Distinctive U.S. Litigation Trends

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge of securities class action lawsuits filed against U...

Complimentary CLE Webinar: Doing Business in China: A Legal & Business Overview for In-House Teams

China continues its ascent as a world economic power, rocketing to the position of #2 on the world business stage with an average annual GDP growth rate of 10%. Doing business with Chinese companies-or simply doing business alongside or in competition with Chinese companies in the global marketplace...

FDA Announces Ban On Chinese Company’s ‘Bidi’ Type Cigarettes

ROCKVILLE, Md. — (Mealey’s) For what it says is the first time since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act became law in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 21 ordered an end to the sale in the United States of a Chinese company’s “bidi” tobacco...