Former Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, has fled to Lebanon in an attempt to escape the “rigged Japanese justice system”. The Brazilian-born business tycoon was smuggled out of his home in Japan, in breach of his bail conditions. He has sought refuge in Lebanon due to his Lebanese citizenship and his widespread popularity in the country. Reporters are unsure how he was able to flee the country as his three passports remain in Japan.
Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination. This raises long-standing concerns about the judiciary’s composition and will potentially trigger more substantive discourse on diversity in the legal profession.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia found by a majority 2-1 decision that Amazon had breached the Communications Decency Act 1996 and thus is liable for the product it sold on its platform that caused the customer to lose sight in one eye.
A two-year pilot of new civil disclosure rules gets underway.