A court ruling knocks another hole in Swiss banking secrecy

Too many yodels, not enough whistles DURING HIS decade-long legal battle with the Swiss authorities, Rudolf Elmer, a bank whistleblower, has endured 48 prosecutorial interrogations, spent six months in solitary confinement and faced 70 court rulings. None, though, has been more important than the decision by Switzerland’s supreme court on October 10th, which set strict limits […]

‘Comeback season begins now’: Jon Jones cleared for UFC return after doping ruling

UFC star Jon Jones has been cleared to return to action after being handed a backdated 15-month suspension by USADA for failing a drug test last summer. Jones, 31, will be eligible to return to the octagon from October 28, having been suspended since testing positive for a banned substance ahead of his bout against […]

Will the court ruling against Monsanto open floodgates to more lawsuits? RT’s Boom Bust takes a look

Published time: 14 Aug, 2018 14:47 A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay $ 289 million to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. RT’s Boom Bust discusses possible future lawsuits against the GMO giant. In other news, Russia has sold off nearly all of its holdings of […]

“Inventor of email” appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt

Enlarge / A booth in support of Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), displays an ‘Photoshopped’ image of Warren wearing a Native American headdress inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Lawyers […]

A WTO ruling on aircraft subsidies raises the risk of a tariff war

THE manufacture of airliners may be the world’s most globalised industry. Only two firms make big civil jets: Boeing of America and Airbus of Europe. Most of their revenues—55% for Boeing and 70% for Airbus—are earned outside their home territory. Both source parts from dozens of countries. But a ruling by the World Trade Organisation […]