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Surge Of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies One Of The Most Distinctive U.S. Litigation Trends
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

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... Read More

FDA Announces Ban On Chinese Company’s ‘Bidi’ Type Cigarettes
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

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... Read More

Complimentary CLE Webinar: Doing Business in China: A Legal & Business Overview for In-House Teams
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Kevin LaCroix: Accounting Fraud Lawsuits Against Chinese Companies Surge
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

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... Read More

Thomas Gorman On The Week in Securities Litigation: July 8, 2011
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

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... Read More

Japan Court Rejects China Poison Victims’ Claim
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Defendant Loses China's First HIV Jobs Bias Case
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

SEC Sues IBM Over Alleged Bribes
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

HIV discrimination case filed in China
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) A municipal court in central China has accepted the country's first lawsuit alleging work discrimination because of HIV status, state media reported Tuesday. The China Daily newspaper said a court in Anhui province's Anqing city... Read More

Cisco Sued For Helping China Build Golden Shield
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Gymnast Sues Time Warner, Others For $1.8 Billion In New York City
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

China Gymnast's U.S. Lawsuit Risks Tainting Image
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

China Tainted-Milk Victims Sue In Hong Kong
Posted on 4 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More