The case of the day is AO Alpha Bank v. Yakovlev (Cal. Ct. App. 2018). Alpha, a Russian bank, loaned money in 2007 and 2008 to Trial Trading House, LLC, a Russian firm. Oleg Yakovlev personally guaranteed the loan on terms set out in a separate surety agreement. The surety agreement chose the Meschansky District Court, in Moscow, as the exclusive forum for disputes, and it provided that notices to Yakovlev would be sent to him at a certain address in Moscow, which was also his official registered address (Russian citizens are required by law to register their addresses with the government). Yakovlev was required to give Alpha written notice of any new address within five days.