February 17, 2019

Facebook sues DLA, Milberg, former NY AG over Ceglia case

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By David Bario, From The Litigation Daily The waiting game is over for the law firms that represented Facebook owner-wannabe Paul Ceglia. The question of whether Facebook Inc. would sue Ceglia’s former attorneys has been hanging over the firms for at least two years, ever since it began to look like Ceglia’s case against the […]

Travel industry veteran to receive CMEX Leadership Award

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From Caribbean American Passport Magazine (source Carinnean360) MIAMI, United States – Travel and tourism industry veteran Horace Hord will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Award next month in Miami. Organizers announced that Hord will receive the honor at an awards presentation during the second annual Evenings of Excellence series, sponsored by Wells […]

Dominica confuses and embarrasses CARICOM

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The insistence by the government of Dominica to sponsor the candidacy of a sitting member of the British parliament and former minister in the British government for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general when the office comes up for election in November 2015 is causing confusion and embarrassment […]

Obama’s golf rarely idled by world events

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From Newsmax At this month’s NATO meeting in Wales, President Barack Obama spent two days tantalizingly close to one of the planet’s great golf courses. The president could only gaze through the windows of conference rooms, limousines and helicopters at the fairways at Celtic Manor Resort, where he was meeting with leaders from the alliance. […]

Cahill fends off German Bank’s suit against S&P

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By Susan Beck, The Litigation Daily German bank IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG was a little too late to the party. In a ruling Tuesday, Manhattan U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff held that a fraud lawsuit brought by IKB against Standard & Poor’s Rating Services was time-barred. IKB had waited until May 12 of this year […]

The Bajan diaspora and the Panama men

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By Henry S. Fraser From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday August 17, 2014 – The Barbados Network Consultation 2014, or the 3rd Diaspora Conference, has just ended, and has generated enormous interest and enthusiasm. It should make us think about our history, about the many waves of emigration that have probably produced more Bajan descendants in […]

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

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CTO State of the Industry Conference in USVI from 17-19 September to examine issues that impact Caribbean’s primary revenue earner. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CTO) — Caribbean and global tourism thought leaders gather in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands next month to discuss and devise strategies to position Caribbean tourism for major change. The Caribbean Tourism Organization […]

Cayman hedge fund puts Argentina under the hammer

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“Led by NML Capital Ltd., a Cayman Islands hedge fund”, has put Argentina under its hammer to pay its debt that was due on Monday 30th June 2014. Argentina hasn’t. Read on: NML Capital: ‘Argentina has refused to negotiate’ From Buenos Aires Herald NML Capital holdout investors in Argentine sovereign debt said today they have […]

A death by skin cancer? The Bob Marley story

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From Repeating Islands Dr Cleland Gooding MD., F.A.A.D., a physician with a specialty in Skin Diseases employed by the Bahamas Government, has penned this intriguing article about Bob Marley’s failed treatment for skin cancer, which eventually progressed to the brain cancer responsible for his death at 36. Here are excerpts, with a link to the […]

US Supreme Court rules in favor of worldwide discovery against foreign sovereigns

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From Steptoe & Johnson LLP In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd., the US Supreme Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not bar discovery into a foreign sovereign’s assets and allowed a judgment creditor broad, worldwide discovery in aid of execution. The Court held that so-called “execution immunity” does not […]