Month: September 2011

  • Case of the Day: Mertik Maxitrol GmbH v. Honeywell Technologies

    The case of the day is Mertik Maxitrol GmbH v. Honeywell Technologies Sarl (E.D. Mich. 2011). Mertik sued Honeywell International and two of its subsidiaries: its Swiss subsidiary, Honeywell Technologies Sarl, and its Dutch subsidiary, Honeywell B.V. Mertik sought to serve the two foreign firms under the Hague Convention through the appropriate central authorities, and […]

  • Case of the Day: Bower v. Bower

    The case of the day is Bower v. Bower (D. Mass. 2011). Bower and El-Nady were divorced. Bower claimed that El-Nady abducted their children from their home in Massachusetts to Egypt. Bower sued El-Nady for interference with custodial relations, negligent infliction of emotional distress, loss of consortium, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. […]

  • Case of the Day: 3M Co. v. Christian Investments LLC

    The case of the day, 3M Co. v. Christian Investments LLC (E.D. Va. 2011), poses the question whether a foreign defendant who has not yet been served by process can be bound by a preliminary injunction. 3M, the multinational company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, owns the “3M” trademark and has registered many domain names […]

  • Developments in the Boston College Belfast Project Case

    Last week, there was a new development in the UK’s efforts to obtain judicial assistance in the US and obtain materials from the Belfast Project, Boston College’s oral history project on the conflict in Northern Ireland, for use in a UK criminal prosecution. Our previous coverage is here and here. Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre, […]

  • We’re Back! Case of the Day: In re Application of Gushlak

    Letters Blogatory is back from vacation. We have some interesting cases coming up in the next few days! Also, if you like what you read here, please take a minute to nominate Letters Blogatory for the ABA Blawg 100. The time for nominations ends in a few days. Before turning to the case of the […]