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U.S. Announces Sanctions on Russia for Violation of Chemical and Biological Weapons Treaty

On August 8, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the U.S. is imposing sanctions against Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Act. The sanctions are based on the findings of the British government that Russia is to blame … Continue reading

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Preserve challenged ads/social media posts after receiving a C&D or risk sanctions

Nutrition Distribution LLC v. Pep Research, LLC, No. 16CV2328-WQH(BLM), 2018 WL 3769162 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2018) (magistrate judge)A spoliation/false advertising issue.  “While Defendants produced some social media documents, the production did not include Facebook or Twitter posts relating to the … Continue reading

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U.S. Formalizes Snap-Back of Sanctions with New Executive Order

On August 6, 2018, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a new Executive Order to implement the previously announced re-imposition of U.S. sanctions for Iran.  There were no major surprises, with the Executive Order paralleling the … Continue reading

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Iran sanctions: United States reimposes sanctions and the EU responds

In the early hours of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, and as foreshadowed by President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018, the United States reimposed certain secondary sanctions on Iran, being those which apply to non-U.S. persons. The imposition of these … Continue reading

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In Latest Escalation in U.S.-Turkey Row, Erdogan Orders Sanctions on “America’s Justice and Interior Ministers”

On Saturday, President Recep Tayipp Erdogan of Turkey announced sanctions against two American officials in retaliation to sanctions imposed by U.S. against two Turkish government ministers, the AP reports. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control … Continue reading

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