International Law & Practice Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in all aspects of international law focusing on private international law and international business transactions. Learn more, contact Christy Gibson at

Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga State
456 North Crest Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37404

FedEx Sues U.S. Commerce Department

FedEx Corp. is seeking an injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Commerce from enforcing certain prohibitions on export shipments carried by FedEx, the Daily Memphian reports. FedEx said it believes measures in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) violate its constitutional rights to due process. The lawsuit says the regulations “unreasonably hold common carriers strictly liable for shipments that may violate the EAR without requiring evidence that the carriers had knowledge of any violations.” The lawsuit comes as the administration of President Donald Trump increasingly applies pressure against China by putting Chinese manufacturers on the Bureau of Industry & Security's Entity List. U.S. companies are restricted in their ability to do business with more than 1,100 foreign companies on the Entity List.
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Full Upgrade to Fastcase 7 Coming July 22

The TBA will be upgrading to Fastcase 7 — the latest in legal research technology — on July 22. Start the transition by reviewing the helpful resource page to learn new and advanced research tools and view training videos and reference guides. Did you know that as a member benefit Fastcase also offers research assistance? Use the LiveChat feature located on the Fastcase website, email or call 866-773-2782, Option 2, to speak with a research attorney. 
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