CLIENT ALERT: OFAC ISSUES GENERAL LICENSE 40

July 13, 2021 On July 12, 2021, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License 40 authorizing certain transactions involving the exportation or reexportation of liquified petroleum gas to Venezuela. To read the full Client Alert, please click HERE.

FHM Prevails on Jurisdiction

On June 17, 2017, there was a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal in Japanese territorial waters.  Following the collision, the estates of seven U.S. Navy sailors and more than forty current and former U.S. Navy sailors filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, demanding...
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FHM DBA TRIAL VICTORY AFFIRMED ON APPEAL

Congratulations to Freehill Partner John F. Karpousis and Associate Matthew J. Pallay, whose trial victory in the matter of Gatewood v. Fluor was recently affirmed  by the Benefits Review Board.  At trial, the claimant unsuccessfully alleged that he suffered debilitating contact dermatitis from handling fuel and other materials while working overseas for Fluor.  He...
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CLIENT ALERT: THE U.S. PASSES ADDITIONAL SANCTION PROVISIONS TARGETING THE CONSTRUCTION OF NORD STREAM 2 AND TURK STREAM 2 PIPELINES

January 4, 2021 Last week, the United States Senate and House of Representatives voted to override President Trump’s veto and passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for year 2021.  Section 1242 of NDAA 2021 contains the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act (PEESCA). PEESCA authorizes the imposition of sanctions against persons/entities involved in specified...
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PARTNER JOHN F. KARPOUSIS PRESENTS AT TWO SEPARATE INDUSTRY PANELS

Partner John Karpousis recently presented on November 11, 2020  at the Willis DBA Symposium Webinar “Industry Update, A Discussion of Case Law, Administrative Changes and Ethics”.  Mr. Karpousis presented on how to employ successful defense trial techniques in Defense Base Act cases.   The webinar was attended by DBA defense practitioners, claims professionals and brokers. Mr....
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