Month: April 2011

  • Case of the Day: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Conception

    The Case of the Day, AT&T  Mobility LLC v. Conception (S.Ct. 2011), is a significant domestic arbitration case that is outside the official Letters Blogatory scope of coverage, but I’m going to cover it anyway, because I really don’t understand the rationale of the case. The Conceptions were AT&T Mobility customers. Their contract with AT&T […]

  • Digest for April 28, 2011

    Domanus v. Lewicki (N.D. Ill. 2011). The plaintiff served process on several Polish firms by serving an officer in the U.S., where the Polish firms had stated, in an interrogatory resposne, that the officer was “second vice president,” and where the plaintiff had offered additional evidence necessary to make a prima facie showing that he had […]

  • Case of the Day: United States v. Goodyke

    The Case of the Day, United States v. Goodyke (8th Cir. 2011), involves the misuse of an apostille. Goodyke and Robinson held unusual views about the government. They sold fraudulent “diplomatic immunity cards” to like-minded people, telling the buyers that the cards would allow them “to avoid paying taxes, and would entitle them to immunity from […]

  • Case of the Day: Murphy v. Islamic Republic of Iran

    The Case of the Day is Murphy v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C. 2011). The claims arose out of the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut in 1983. The plaintiffs sued Iran and the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security and invoked 28 U.S.C. § 1605A, the provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act that […]

  • Greatest Hits: January to April 2011

    It’s been nearly four months since the launch of Letters Blogatory, and I decided to take a look at the aggregate statistics for the blog—which Cases of the Day have attracted the most attention? It turns out there are four cases that have gotten the most attention, by which I mean that their page views […]