South America

103 ABA Journal articles on South America.

AI software is more accurate, faster than attorneys when assessing NDAs
In a new AI-versus-lawyer matchup, the lawyers were bested when trying to accurately spot issues in non-disclosure agreements.

Tasked with spotting issues in five real NDAs from companies including Cargill and Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the software from LawGeex outperformed the attorneys with an average of 94 percent accuracy, according to their study. The attorneys had an average accuracy rate of 85 percent.
North Korea, Venezuela among three countries added to new, more tailored travel ban
The Trump administration on Sunday night announced restrictions on nationals from three additional countries, including North Korea, along with those from five out of six Muslim-majority countries on the president's original list.
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Ryan Lochte is indicted in Brazil

U.S. Swimmier Ryan Lochte has been indicted in Brazil on a charge of filing a false police report in connection with his claims of being an armed robbery victim.

Police…

US swimmer agrees to charity payment to avoid prosecution in robbery scandal, lawyer says

Updated: U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen has agreed to pay $10,800 to a Brazilian charity to avoid charges in connection with allegedly false claims of an armed robbery in Rio, his…

Two US swimmers are pulled from plane; official alleges armed robbery claim was a lie

Updated: An anonymous police official has told news organizations that four U.S. swimmers in Rio were not held up at gunpoint early Sunday, but they were confronted by an armed…

Brazilian judge orders seizure of passports of US swimmers Lochte and Feigen after robbery report

A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of passports for U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen while noting “possible divergences” in their accounts of an armed holdup last…

Greek lawyer qualified for the Olympics without realizing it

A Greek lawyer who runs marathons didn’t know he had qualified for the Rio Olympics until he checked out a list of the athletes who would be competing for his…

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

A London-based international law firm plans to open its sixth U.S. office by acquiring an 18-attorney Miami, Florida, corporate litigation boutique.

Clyde & Co. announced the deal with

Senior Facebook exec held for questioning as Brazil seeks WhatsApp info in drug case

Facebook Inc.’s top executive in Latin America was held for questioning on a Brazilian judge’s order on Tuesday, after the company allegedly failed to cooperate by providing WhatsApp information in…

2 suspects arrested in home invasion slaying of American lawyer in Venezuela

Two suspects have been arrested in the slaying less than two weeks ago of an American corporate lawyer practicing in Venezuela.

The South American country’s attorney general, Luisa Ortega Díaz,…

American lawyer stabbed to death in his home in Venezuela

An expatriate American lawyer was stabbed to death Sunday at his home in Venezuela, in what his son, an attorney in the Miami office of White & Case, says may…

Lawyer in Petrobras cases quits practice, cites concern for ‘security of my family’

A lawyer known for her representation of witnesses in an unfolding Brazilian corruption scandal concerning the state-run oil company Petrobras has given up her practice and at last report was…

Paul Hastings hiring spree includes new Brazil office overseen by 3 former Allen & Overy partners

Following news of a record $1 billion in gross revenue in 2014, Paul Hastings is on a hiring spree.

The approximately 875-attorney firm brought in two BigLaw practice leaders…

Angry ghost at law firm pushed me to ground, woman says (see the video)

A woman says an angry ghost pushed her to the ground while at her lawyer’s office in Santiago, Chile.

Cecilia Carrasco, 34, says the ghost shoved her as she was…

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