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. In a recent development in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell, the the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected outright… Continue reading "The Death of Alien torts ?"
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 card debt. On November 3rd, 2009, I wrote in a the second article about a Goverment proposal regarding new legislation for… Continue reading "The US credit card business – Credit CARD Act 2009"
By: Ainsley Brown It is unquestionable that litigation is big business for lawyers, especially in complex commercial matters. The billable hours that can be racked up can be astonishing – and unlike popular belief is not largely due to an over inflation in the billing procedures of lawyers, though no doubt this can be an issue for some at times… Continue reading "Litigation…..A New Investment Vehicle?"
By: Ainsley Brown For a $6, 000 flat rate companies and individuals that agree can now have their disputes resolved within a 2 and half month – now that is both cheap and speedy. The new services launched by ADR Chambers Inc. looks to resolve business disputes an expeditious and cost-effective manner. By agreeing to an expedited arbitration process disputants… Continue reading "New Flat Rate ADR Service Launched In Toronto"