Month: October 2011

  • Case of the Day: In re Finserve Group Ltd.

    The case of the day is In re Finserve Group Ltd. (D.S.C. 2011). Finserve is an investment company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Its principal is Vladimir Volpert, who resides in Russia. Volpert’s affidavit states that Finserve agreed to lend $1 million to Anri Petrosyan, who resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to invest […]

  • Case of the Day: Health Science Distributors Co. v. Usher-Sparks

    The case of the day is Health Science Distributors Co. v. Usher-Sparks (M.D. Fla. 2011). Health Science sued Robert Usher-Sparks and Trevor Taylor, who did business in Guernsey as Wellsprings Trading, for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Usher-Sparks and Taylor moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. Health Service attempted to serve the summons […]

  • New Feature at Letters Blogatory!

    As promised, I am rolling out a new feature at Letters Blogatory—a menu that gives you ready access to all Letters Blogatory posts on one of the issues that we are following most closely. For starters, I’ve included the following: The Chevron/Lago Agrio case The Argentine bond cases The Boston College subpoena case This list […]

  • Case of the Day: Sea Search Armada v. Republic of Colombia

    Aargh! The case of the day, Sea Search Armada v. Republic of Colombia (D.D.C. 2011), is, in the words of the judge, “like a marriage between a Patrick O’Brian glorious-age-of-sail novel and a John Buchan potboiler of international intrigue.” According to the complaint, Sea Search Armada had an agreement with the government of Colombia for […]

  • Solomon on Keeping The Wraps On Confidential Arbitral Awards

    Louis M. Solomon has an interesting post up about the problem with maintaining the confidentiality of an arbitral award when you want to ask a US court to confirm it (or to vacate it, for that matter). He points out, correctly I think, that it’s very difficult to persuade a court to seal an award. […]