Month: July 2011

  • Suing The US On A Debt

    A tongue-in-cheek look at the debt limit crisis, reprinted from the last crisis in 2011. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the Treasury bondholders will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new creditor overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted commentator on judicial assistance, I […]

  • Case of the Day: Agudas Chasidei Chabad v. Russian Federation

    The Case of the Day is Agudas Chasidei Chabad of the United States v. Russian Federation (D.D.C. 2011). Chabad, a Hasidic Jewish organization, was “the incorporated entity and successor to a worldwide organization of Jewish religious communities having origins in Eastern Europe and Russia.” During the first half of the twentieth century, the Hasidic movement […]

  • Advice from the Trenches on Service of Process in Mexico

    Nelson Tucker, of Process Service Network, commented that there were some new hitches in serving process in Mexico under the Hague Service Convention. Intrigued, I checked out his blog, where he writes that the Mexican Central Authority is now imposing the following requirements: The summons must state that the defendant has 21 calendar days to […]

  • Update on the Boston College / IRA Case

    A while back I reported on In re Application for Appointment of a Commissioner, a case here in Boston  in which the government, acting on behalf of authorities in the United Kingdom, issued a subpoena to Boston College seeking to obtain oral histories that BC researchers gathered in connection with the Belfast Project, a study […]

  • Case of the Day: Tettamanti v. Opcion SA

    The case of the day is Tettamanti v. Opcion SA (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2011). Opcion SA had sued Enrique Tettamanti and Maria Cristina Calvo in Argentina on a promissory note, and it obtained a judgment for damages from the Argentine court. Opcion sued Tettamanti and Calvo in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court seeking recognition and […]