Month: November 2012

  • Second Circuit Grants Argentina a Stay

    Yesterday the Second Circuit granted Argentina’s motion for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. I suspect the court was concerned with the representations Argentina and others had made about the consequences of the injunction for the US payment system, for New York as a financial center, and for the sovereign debt market.

  • Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer program that is used to commit various cyber-crimes. Microsoft did not know the identities of the defendants, but its investigation […]

  • Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its defaulted bonds. Argentina’s stay request makes a few interesting points. First, Argentina argues that the injunction […]

  • Case of the Day: Wultz v. Bank of China

    The case of the day is Wultz v. Bank of China (S.D.N.Y. 2012). In 2006, Daniel Wultz was killed, and Yekutiel Wultz injured, in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Members of the Wultz family sued the Bank of China, alleging that the bank had violated the Antiterrorism Act, 18 USC [section] 2333, and that […]

  • Letters Blogatory Makes The ABA Blawg 100

    Thank you to everyone who nominated Letters Blogatory for the ABA Blawg 100, the ABA’s annual list of the best 100 legal blogs. I’m happy to announce that Letters Blogatory made the cut this year. It’s an honor to be on a list with blogs like the China Law Blog, Litigation and Trial, Popehat, and […]