Archive for the 'Americas' Category

New York court rejects mediation in Bhopal gas leak case

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

NEW YORK - A New York court has rejected a request to order mediation to help resolve a lawsuit by Bhopal residents over water and soil pollution allegedly caused by the 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide Corp plant.

The ruling by Judge John Keenan of US District Court in Manhattan was in response to [...]

Sudan warns of ramifications if al-Bashir arrested

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

NEW YORK - Sudan has warned that it would use ‘all options’ available if the International Criminal Court (ICC) were to issue an international arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir, who was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the ethnic war in Darfur.

The ICC at The Hague was scheduled to decide this [...]

Obama names two Indian-Americans to key posts

Monday, January 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Hours before his inauguration, president-elect Barack Obama Tuesday appointed two leading Indian-American lawyers - Neal Kumar Katyal and Preeta Bansal - to key posts.

Neal Kumar Katyal’s appointment to the post of principal deputy Solicitor General follows that of Preeta Bansal as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of Management (OMB) [...]

US court dismisses $20 mn lawsuit against anti-Sonia ad

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A third US court has dismissed a $20 million defamation suit filed by the Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC), which claimed that an advertisement in the New York Times maligned its parent party, its president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul.

The defamation case arose from a full-page advertisement in the New York Times [...]

Satyam faces class action lawsuit in US

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A US law firm has filed class action law suit against Satyam Computer Services Ltd. in a New York court on behalf of those who purchased the Indian company’s American Depository Receipts over the last five years.

The complaint by the law firm of Izard Nobel LLP in the District Court for the Southern [...]


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