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Case of the Day: Styslinger v. Styslinger

The case of the day is Styslinger v. Styslinger (Conn. Super. Ct. 2014). The plaintiff wanted to serve a post-judgment motion for contempt on the defendant, who was in the UK. She sought and received leave to make service by registered mail. The defendant moved to dismiss on the grounds that the motion had not been properly served. The judge properly denied the motion.
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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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Case of the Day: Flame S.A. v. Freight Bulk Pte. Ltd.

The case of the day is Flame S.A. v. Freight Bulk Pte. Ltd. (4th Cir. 2014). Flame was a Swiss shipping and trading company. It entered into forward freight swap agreements with Industrial Carriers, a firm organized under an unspecified country’s law that did business in New York. “What’s a forward freight swap agreement,” I hear you ask? Here is a description from D’Amico Dry ltd. v. Primera Maritime (Hellas) Ltd., a recent Second Circuit case:
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