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Japan Court Orders Comp for Worker Who Died From Overwork

A Japanese court has ordered the government to pay benefits to the widow of a Toyota employee because he died from overwork.

The court found that Kenichi Uchino had worked…

Outsourcing Firms Bring in the Engineers to Advise, Write Patents

Much like American law firms have beefed up their IP practices by hiring lawyers with engineering and scientific backgrounds, so too are legal process outsourcing companies in India.

The

Chinese Company Wins Rare Overseas Trademark Ruling

In an unusual example of Chinese company resorting to litigation to enforce its intellectual property abroad, a Beijing curd maker has won a trademark infringement suit against a German company.

U.K. Lawyers Long for Offices in India

Attorneys at major law firms in the United Kingdom are notably unhappy about their inability to open offices in India, and will continue to press for permission to establish a…

Missing Movie Sex Scenes Prompt Suit

Steamy sex scenes cut from the Chinese version of a World War II-era spy thriller set in Shanghai have prompted both warnings (for the many who have searched the Web…

Another Lawyer Steps Forward to Accuse Samsung of Bribery

A former legal adviser to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said in a statement released yesterday that he was once offered a bribe by Samsung. He is the second lawyer…

Khmer Rouge Official Seeks Bail

Spectators laughed today when the lawyer for the first Khmer Rouge defendant to face charges for Cambodia’s killing fields said his client’s eight-year detention violated human rights.

The defendant, Kaing…

Lovells Hires Eight Bengoshi Lawyers for Tokyo Office

U.K. law firm Lovells is expanding its Tokyo office with eight intellectual property lawyers from a Japanese firm.

The bengoshi lawyers are from the Kubota Law & Patent Office,

India Says Yes to Foreign Legal Work, But No to Foreign Lawyers

A charm offensive by the British bar has failed to win immediate permission from the Indian government for foreign lawyers to practice in what many consider the world capital of…

BBC: No Judges in Many Pakistan Courts

As hundreds of lawyers in cities throughout the U.S. joined in peaceful protests today to support fellow attorneys in Pakistan, the legal system there continues in a chaotic state, particularly…

March on Washington Nov. 14 to Support Pakistan Lawyers

Updated: In a highly unusual move, the American Bar Association is spearheading a lawyers’ march on Washington, D.C., tomorrow that is also being promoted by state and local bar associations…

5,000 Pakistan Lawyers Reported Arrested

Thousands of lawyers in Pakistan have been jailed during the past 10 days, after the country’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency Nov. 3. One of them…

Hollywood Outsourcing Higher-End Legal Work to India

Even with the millions that a successful movie can make, Hollywood producers are watching their legal costs. So, instead of having high-priced U.S. law firms handle all of their entertainment…

New Pakistan Court Coup: Military Trials

As an individual lawyer reportedly challenged, in the country’s highest court, the suspension of Pakistan’s constitutional system of government a little over a week ago, Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf,…

US, UK Lawyers to Pakistan: Reinstate Rule of Law

Following Pakistan’s suspension of the constitution, firing of numerous appellate judges and arrest of as many as 3,000 lawyers during the past week, bar associations throughout the United States and…

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