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Case of the Day: Sobek Therapeutics v. SVADS Holdings

The case of the day is Sobek Therapeutics, LLC v. SVADS Holdings SA (M.D. Fla. 2014). The dispute revolved around rights to the NUPRIN mark. NUPRIN had previously been a brand name for ibuprofin, an over-the-counter pain medicine. Sobek sued SVADS seeking a declaratory judgment of noninfringement of the mark. SVADS, a Swiss firm, moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.
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Case of the Day: Rishikof v. Mortada

The case of the day is Rishikof v. Mortada (D.D.C. 2014). Trudith N. Rishikof, a pedestrian, was struck and killed by a car driven by Kamal Mortada. Mortada was a deliveryman employed by the government of Switzerland and driving a Swiss government-owned vehicle. At the time of the accident, he was delivering a package from the Swiss embassy to the World Bank. Rishkkof’s estate sued Mortada and the Swiss state, claiming they were jointly and severally liable. Mortada moved to dismiss on grounds of immunity.
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Case of the Day: In re Berlamont

The case of the day is In re Application of Berlamont (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Franck Berlamont applied for leave to serve a subpoena under § 1782 in order to obtain a transcript of testimony Rajiv Jaitly gave in a deposition in an earlier New York case, Rembaum v. Banco Santander. The deposition had, apparently, taken place in England pursuant to a letter rogatry from the New York court issued under the Hague Evidence Convention. The application was in aid of a Swiss criminal investigation into Manuel Echevarria, a former colleague of Jaitly in Optimal Investment Services. The judge allowed the application.
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