You Down with TPP? An Overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its U.S. Implications

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive and comprehensive trade agreement, comprised of 6,000 pages, entered into between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. If the TTP is ratified, the food industry can expect increased trade and food choices in each member nation. One…

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Supreme Court Ruling Gives Prosecutors More Leverage

Some might say that the last thing federal prosecutors need in their large toolbox of potential charges is more leverage in prosecuting federal cases. But following a recent Supreme Court ruling on the scope and applicability of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) that is exactly what has happened. Reading only the headline…

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Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Lawsuit Reignites Debate over Third Party Litigation Funding

Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palatir recently made headlines after it was revealed that he had bankrolled Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan’s $140 million dollar privacy lawsuit against gossip news site, Gawker Media. This practice is known as third-party litigation funding, which means funding by an outside party of all or part of one…

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Importing 101: Inco-What?

If your business relies on international suppliers, the import process is a necessary know-how. When engaging in an international transaction, one of the most common mistakes business make is deciding who pays for each part of the import process. While many businesses agree on who will cover shipping, they often fail to define the terms…

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