United States district court

Lack of Jurisdiction Shuts Down Smith Rocke Lawsuit Against Venezuela

February 5, 2014 Venezuela

Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by Smith Rocke Ltd., a purported creditor in the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy. The case […]

Read the full article →

Florida Appellate Court Reverses Certification of a Class Action Against a Cemetery

August 8, 2013 Class Action
Classification

Class actions are usually won or lost at the class certification phase, when the court determines whether the case can in fact proceed on a class basis. In part guided by legislation that has sought to reign in class action abuse, and in part out of a desire to protect their limited resources from the headache of administering class actions, courts have become more particular about what types of claims will be amenable to class relief. Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal has just entered a ruling that illustrates some of the difficulties with certifying class actions.

Read the full article →

U.S. Federal Judge Denies Dismissal of U.S. Auto Dealer’s Lawsuit Against Indian Truck Manufacturer Mahindra

March 11, 2013 Commentary

Mahindra duped hundreds of U.S. auto dealers and walked away with more than $60 million in cash and trade secrets. A federal lawsuit was filed in June 2012 against Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd, and Mahindra USA, Inc., by dealerships in New Hampshire, Florida, California, New Jersey, and Washington. The commercial suit accused the Indian truck […]

Read the full article →

Diaz Reus Blunts Criminal Sentence for Taiwanese Businessman’s OFAC Violation

August 31, 2010 China

Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP Successfully Blunts Criminal Sentence For Taiwanese Businessman’s OFAC Violation (U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida – Case Number 10-20246-CR-Jordan) On Friday, August 27, Taiwanese businessman Yi-Lan “Kevin” Chen was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan, successfully avoiding a severe sentence […]

Read the full article →

Federal Court’s Decision Limits RICO’s Reach Outside U.S

August 26, 2010 Financial Fraud

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2010 Federal Court’s Decision Limits RICO’s Reach Outside U.S. Yesterday, a federal court in New York dismissed a RICO lawsuit brought by one of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s most vocal critics, Eligio Cedeno. Mr. Cedeno, a fugitive from the Venezuelan justice system who is currently in Miami, Florida, sued […]

Read the full article →

Let’s Change the Way Supreme Court Justices are Appointed

August 3, 2010 Commentary

Guest Post by Carlos Gonzalez. President Obama was elected on a platform of change. Yet, when it comes to appointing federal judges, especially justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, change is the last thing we have seen. Consider Elena Kagan. I was disappointed by her nomination, not because I disagree with her views on key […]

Read the full article →

Freezing Argentina Assets

June 12, 2010 Argentina

While perhaps not as egregious a ploy as Ponzi schemes à la Madoff and Stanford, the Argentine bond swindle hurts investors just the same. Argentine Government’s Refusal to Meet Bondholder Obligations The Argentina government’s refusal to meet bondholder allegations for years—without any justification—ranks as international financial malfeasance demanding remedy. Luckily, after a half-decade legal struggle, […]

Read the full article →