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9/22/17
Meridian 361 successfully defends and obtains final ruling vindicating its client, a U.S. partner in a U.S.-based fund manager servicing a Cayman Islands master-feeder fund structure, in a contentious, 2-year AAA arbitration. Tribunal denied all claims, including fraud, breach of contract, promissory estoppel and breach of implied covenant.

 

 

9/13/17
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. joins delegation of fellow members of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in conferences at U.S. Supreme Court, Embassy of the United Kingdom and U.S. Institute of Peace. 

8/30/17
Meridian 361 obtains ruling from U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, denying Motion to Dismiss the Alien Tort Statute claims that it filed on behalf of 842 Guatemalan plaintiffs harmed by non-consensual, non-therapeutic human syphilis experiments conducted in Guatemala from 1946-1953. The case, brought against Johns Hopkins University, the Rockefeller Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb, will proceed to discovery. 

5/15/17
Meridian 361 successfully defends its client, a German manufacturer, against federal and state trademark, federal and state unfair competition, and state deceptive or unfair trade practices claims following jury trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

4/13/17
Meridian 361 obtains liability judgment on Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act claims following 3-day trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C., against Syrian Arab Republic, President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian Military Intelligence and General Asif Shawkat. The court found that Syriahad supported and sponsored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and al-Qaeda in Iraq’s kidnapping, torture and execution of U.S. Army personnel Kristian Menchaca and Matt Maupin, and the assassination of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley. The Court commented in its ruling: “Plaintiffs state that they ‘would like to use this proceeding to send out a very clear message of deterrence’ to those ‘who are contemplating funding or otherwise material[ly] supporting terrorist organizations that would murder United States citizens, particularly United States citizens who are killed in service to the United States.’ The Court hopes that Plaintiffs find some solace in that purpose.”

3/1/16
Meridian 361 wins $347 million judgment against Syria and Syrian Military Intelligence for American victims of the 2005 hotel bombings in Amman, Jordan.
• Portland Press Herald article
• Middle East Eye article

8/27/15
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. has been inducted into the Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court. Membership of this prestigious Inn is by invitation only. It is comprised of 60-80 of the top lawyers and jurists in the State of Maine. 

4/1/15
Meridian 361 sues Johns Hopkins, Rockefeller Foundation and Bristol-Meyers Squibb on behalf of over 750 Guatemalan nationals who were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases in the late 1940s and early 1950s in non-consensual, non-therapeutic, human experimentation. 

4/15/14
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. wins an additional $2.2 Billion judgment against Syrian Arab Republic for its role in the Rome and Vienna airport massacres executed by Abu Nidal Organization terrorists on December 27, 1985.

3/13/13
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. addresses terrorism roundtable at annual counter-terrorism and national security Herzliya Conference in Israel.

1/29/13
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. obtains U.S. $25 Billion judgment against Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Air Force Intelligence and General Muhammed Al-Khuli for their roles in the Rome and Vienna airport massacres executed by Abu Nidal Organization terrorists on December 27, 1985.

1/8/13
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. provides expert evidence concerning St. Vincent and the Grenadines law in support of Greek proceedings to enforce ship mortgage against St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged commercial vessel arrested in the port of Syros, Greece.

1/1/13
Matthew Caton, Esq. publishes scholarly article in the Maine Bar Journal tracing the historical development of the Maine rules regarding the award of civil costs in litigation, contrasting the Maine regime with the English rules, and arguing for a more aggressive approach in Maine courts.

11/14/12
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. to Chair Offshore Investment Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Will speak on U.S. sanctions regimes against Syria and Iran, Google's international tax planning structure.

3/21/12
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. delivers speeches to Panamanian bankers, accountants, lawyers and business interests addressing US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

1/9/12
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. launches lawsuit against the Syrian Arab Republic and Syrian Military Intelligence for their material support and sponsorship of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and al-Qaeda in Iraq, and their roles in the November 2005 bombings of the Radisson SAS, Grand Hyatt and Days Inn hotels in Amman, Jordan.

11/17/11
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. serves as Chairman of the 18th World Offshore Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

4/8/11
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. launches lawsuit against the Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad and Syrian General ‘Asif Shawkat for their material support and sponsorship of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and al-Qaeda in Iraq, and their roles in the assassination of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman, Jordan in 2002, and the kidnapping, torture and public execution of U.S. Army servicemen Kristian Menchaca and Matt Maupin in Iraq.

4/6/11
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. delivers paper on “The Politics and Economics of Medical Tourism” to delegates at Offshore Alert, the premier conference on offshore financial centres and serious financial crime, in Miami, Florida.

2/17/11
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. provides expert evidence concerning offshore tax havens and offshore structures in Goldstone v. Goldstone, important cross-border divorce test case pending in the High Court of London, Family Division.

2/6/11
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. re-appointed to International Advisory Board of the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s leading policy and security conference and think tank, at the Institute for Policy and Strategy, Tel Aviv, Israel.

6/7/08
F. R. Jenkins, Esq. responds to threats made by former Libyan Prime Minister, current Libyan Oil Minister and Chairman of Libya's state owned National Oil Corporation, Shokri Ghanem, to retaliate for his filing of lawsuits on behalf of victims of Libyan terrorism by cutting Libyan oil production.