Category Archives: Ethics

The law and autonomous vehicles: top six articles from the World Economic Forum

Diverless cars have already hit the roads but what happens if one of them hits you? In other words what is the legal framework that governs this and other expressions of the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution? Continue reading

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The Death of Alien torts ?

  By Charles Wanguhu The Alien Tort Claims Act was adopted in 1789 as part of the original Judiciary Act. The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) allows foreign victims of human rights abuses to sue perpetrators in United States courts. … Continue reading

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Failed and Faltering Law Firms Targeted By Criminals In England

By: Ainsley Brown To say that is recession has been unkind to the legal profession in England, indeed worldwide, is an understatement. The legal profession was always thought of as being if not recession proof then at least recession resistant … Continue reading

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Linklaters Losses In Levicom Appeal

By: Ainsley Brown Solicitors be aware of the advice you give a client or even potential clients about their chances of success, it may come back to haunt you : Levicom vs. Linklaters is as much a lesson in professional … Continue reading

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Bank In the US Agrees To Settle Drug Cartel Money Laundering Case

By: Ainsley Brown Wachovia bank has agreed to pay $160 million to US authorities in order to settle charges brought against it. The bank was accused by the US Justice Department and banking regulators of not having sufficient controls in … Continue reading

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Two AIG Subsidiaries Agree To Settle Racial Discrimination Case

By: Ainsley Brown This forms part of the Middle Passage Law Series on Law Is Cool. American International Group, better know by its acronym AIG, it seems these days can rarely catch a break. It just seems negative news follows … Continue reading

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The US credit card business – Credit CARD Act 2009

By: Carsten Lexa On August 13th, 2009, I wrote an article here on Commercial Law International about the “secrets” of the US credit card business and about how the existing rules make it hard for customers to pay off their credit … Continue reading

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Ethical investing vs. Shareholder activism

By Charles Wanguhu   Churches are once again taking the lead in ethical investing. A short while ago I wrote about the catholic church pulling out of a fund which was found to have investments in defense, contraception and other … Continue reading

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China and Africa

  By Charles Wanguhu A lot of column inches have been taken up trying to dissect the emerging Sino-African relations. In Africa more and more Chinese goods as well as people are visible. The Africa -West relationship has been largely … Continue reading

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The US credit card business – reloaded

By: Rechtsanwalt (Attorney) Carsten Lexa, LL.M. On August 13th, 2009, I wrote an article here on Commercial Law International about the “secrets” of the US credit card business and about how the existing rules make it hard for customers to … Continue reading

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