Month: January 2011

  • Case of the Day: Intercontinental Industries Corp. v. Luo

    Our case of the day is Intercontinental Indus. Corp. v. Luo, Civ. A. No. 10-4174 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2011). Intercontinental sued Luo, the Communist Party Secretary of Hubei Province and owner of Wushan State Owned Industrial Holding Co., for fraud and violations of the RICO Act. The claim was that Luo induced Intercontinental to […]

  • Digest for January 31, 2011

    Gucci America v. Guess?, Inc., 271 F.R.D. 58 (S.D.N.Y. 2010). In a trademark infringement case, the plaintiff, an American affiliate of an Italian manufacturer, sought a protective order to prevent disclosures of communications between its in-house counsel and the Italian firm’s counsel. The court held that U.S. law rather than Italian law governed the issue […]

  • New Features at Letters Blogatory

    I’ve put a Topical Digest tab at the top of the Letters Blogatory homepage. It gives links to each of the cases we’ve covered, categorized by the kind of proceeding. I’ve excluded the law review articles we’ve noted and the purely domestic cases we’ve summarized. I’ll keep this updated as we add new cases. Also, […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Chevron Corp.

    From the Blogatory Lago Agrio desk, and from my home base here in Massachusetts, comes today’s case of the day, In re Application of Chevron Corp., Civ. A. No. 10-MC-30022 (D. Mass. 2010). We reviewed the background of the epic Ecuadoran environmental litigation in the January 14 post on Chevron Corp. v. Berlinger. Bonifaz, once […]

  • Gary Born on In re Caratube

    In my post on arbitral tribunals as “tribunals” under the judicial assistance statue, I raised the following objection to the cases holding that an arbitral tribunal is a “tribunal” for purposes of the statute: why should a party to an international arbitration, who is plainly an “interested party” under the judicial assistance statute, have the […]