Month: June 2011

  • Article of the Day: Beale, Lugar, and Schwarz on the Judicial Assistance Statute and Arbitration

    Kenneth Beale, Justin Lugar, and Franz Schwarz, all lawyers with WilmerHale, have a new article on the applicability of the judicial assistance statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1782, to international arbitration: Solving the § 1782 Puzzle: Bringing Certainty to the Debate Over 28 U.S.C. § 1782’s Application to International Arbitration, 47 Stan. J. Int’l L. 51 […]

  • The Digests are Up To Date!

    A few of you—a very few—responded to my invitation to weigh in on whether to keep the digests up and running, but the vote was unanimously in favor. And so … both the topical digest and the digest by jurisdiction are up to now up to date!

  • Case of the Day J. McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro

    The Supreme Court has just issued a significant, and I think unfortunate, decision on the issue of personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants, that will be of interest to foreign companies that sell products in the American market. Before turning to the decisions, a few words of background are in order. In the bad old days, […]

  • Case of the Day: Stone v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals

    The Case of the Day is Stone v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2011). Paula Palladino was prescribed generic ciprofloxacin for treatment of an infection. Shortly thereafter, she went to the hospital with a fever and a rash. She was eventually diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare skin condition, and ultimately died. Her heirs sued […]

  • State of the Blog

    There’s no substantive post for today. Instead, I have one of my occasional meta-posts about the State of the Blog. A few items of interest: 1. Popular Cases. It’s not surprising that the more recent cases of the day tend to attract more readers, since folks who read the blog regularly likely read the posts […]