Month: August 2011

  • Summer Break

    Letters Blogatory will be on vacation next week—Ontario here I come! Regular postings will resume after Labor Day. For readers in the northern hemisphere, I hope you have an enjoyable end to your summer. For those of you in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and elsewhere in the southern hemisphere, spring is near!

  • Case of the Day: Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) Co. v. Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    Lignite is a low-quality coal used for generating electricity. The Hongsa region of Laos, near the Thai border, has it, and in the early 1990s, Thailand needed to import electricity. And so a joint venture was born. Thai-Lao Lignite, a Thai company, entered into a Project Development Agreement with the Lao government giving it exclusive […]

  • Case of the Day: Contacare Inc. v. CIBA Vision Corp.

    Thank you to Antonin Pribetic of the Trial Warrior Blog for bringing the case of the day, Contacare Inc. v. CIBA Vision Corp. (Ont. Super. Ct. 2011), to light. I would like to give Antonin a laurel and a hardy handshake, as this is the latest in a series of Canadian cases, or US cases […]

  • Case of the Day: Fish & Richardson PC v. Camtek Ltd.

    We have frequently noted the that a foreign central authority’s certificate under Article 6 of the Hague Service Convention is prima facie evidence of service of process. In the discussion of Zions First Nat’l Bank v. Moto Diesel Mexicana, the case of the day from July 21, 2011, the Mexican defendant had been served with […]

  • Case of the Day: Foster v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

    The case of the day, Foster v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (S.D. Ala. 2011), is a service of process dispute involving a Japanese defendant. Foster sued Mazda Motor Corp. and others for wrongful death after her husband was killed in an auto accident. Her claim was that the accident was caused “by catastrophic failure and tread […]