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Case of the Day: AngioDynamics v. Biolitec

Wolfgang Neuberger
The contemnor
The case of the day is AngioDynamics, Inc. v. Biolitec AG (1st Cir. 2015). Actually, there are two cases of the day. In one, the First Circuit affirmed the default judgment against my favorite contemnor, Wolfgang Neuberger, and others, as a sanction for failing to participate in discovery. I’m not going to cover that one. In the second case, the court took up the issue of the contempt sanctions that I dealt with in my prior post.
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Letters Blogatory Opposes Abolition of the Leap Second

Readers, I am going to subject you today to an editorial on a topic that periodically gets me worked up even though it has nothing to do with private international law: the proposed abolition of the leap second. I’m sorry to say that the United States is the main proponent of the change. Here is the story.
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Prince Andrew: Cassell and Edwards Try Again

In honor of the impending snowpocalypse, another post on the Prince Andrew matter: according to the Daily Mail, the lawyers seeking the Duke of York’s testimony, whose informal written request delivered by mail to Buckingham Palace was rebuffed, is now seeking to “serve papers on him via the British embassy.”

This is absurd theater. It seems to me that Cassell and Edwards, Jane Doe #3’s lawyers, don’t really want the the Duke’s testimony, since they seem to prefer splashy letters sent to ritzy addresses—Buckingham Palace, the British Embassy—than taking the one step (or one of the steps, anyway) that could actually lead to obtaining the testimony, namely a request to the Florida judge to issue a Letter of Request to the UK Central Authority under the Hague Evidence Convention. Get real.

Since so many of you commented favorably on my lion couchant, here is a great tweet by friend of Letters Blogatory Antonin Pribetic:
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