Ropes & Gray LLP didn’t discriminate against a black lawyer who didn’t make partner, a federal court has held. U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns still refused to dismiss the former associate’s claim for retaliation and scheduled a trial for November.
Chevron Corp. , the second-largest U.S. energy company, can subpoena an American attorney working for Ecuadorean villagers suing the company in a multibillion dollar environmental pollution case, a federal judge ruled.
A judge hearing Chevron Corp.’s first test of whether Amazon rainforest-dwellers will collect $19 billion in environmental damages from the world’s fourth- largest oil company said the case should be tried in the U.S.
Citigroup Inc.’s Singapore unit sued Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager Raghavendran Rajaraman, seeking to recoup $1.03 million in trading losses the bank says he incurred after gold fell from a record high in September.
R. Allen Stanford, standing trial on allegations he led a $7 billion investment fraud, appeared in an October 2008 video shown to jurors in which he decried “damn greed” on Wall Street as the financial crisis deepened.
Chevron Corp., which faces a $19 billion damage award in an Ecuador environmental case, shouldn’t be allowed to obtain information about the e-mail accounts of lawyers, activists and scholars in contact with plaintiff attorneys, a privacy rights group told a judge.