Plaintiff Roberts sold his beverage export company to Defendant Daymon in exchange for inter alia being hired as a senior vice president. The defendant company later fired the plaintiff, and the plaintiff sued for wrongful termination. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff was fired for cause, because the plaintiff violated the law by destroying certificates of origins, which violates the law as promulgated by Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
The court found that the plaintiff did indeed violate KORUS, and found in favor of the defendant.
Although this case does not involve a party from Asia, it involves a major Asia-related legal requirement, i.e. requirements arising from the KORUS Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in early 2012. This is a first case that I have seen that involved KORUS regulations.