A U.S. federal judge approved last Friday a $1.6 billion settlement between Toyota Motor Corp. and consumers of its vehicles who claimed economic losses because of the company's sudden acceleration recalls.
It was the first time Singapore's Court of Appeal had addressed the doctrine of champerty, which bars litigation funding agreements, in 35 years.
The case is a reminder of how, despite the increased attention paid to compliance in recent years, the economic incentives for bribery remain strong in China.
The former U.K. attorney general has applied for court permission to represent a Singapore couple seeking to overturn their nation's law barring gay male sex.
Former railway minister Liu Zhijun, who was accused of accepting bribes totaling $10 million, received a suspended death sentence.
The former chairman and two other executives helped cover up losses at the Japanese camera and electronics company but the judge noted that they didn't personally benefit.
Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology alleges Siri is a copy of a voice-activated assistant software it patented in China in 2006.
The Justice Department claims wind turbine maker Sinovel conspired to steal critical software technology from a U.S. company, AMSC.
A U.S. judge has approved the addition of four more plaintiffs' attorneys in the Toyota sudden acceleration litigation., and may grant wider access to software source code the company has sought to restrict.
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.