Month: February 2013

  • Case of the Day: Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

    The case of the day is Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (1st Cir. 2013). I have written about a related and quite interesting case in the Seventh Circuit. The underlying facts are sad: On September 4, 1997, Hamas carried out a triple suicide bombing in the crowded Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem. […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic of Ecuador v. Connor

    The case of the day is Republic of Ecuador v. Connor (5th Cir. 2013). I love this case. After Chevron initiated the BIT arbitration against Ecuador, Ecuador sought discovery from GSI Environmental and its owner, John A. Connor, under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Although Chevron had previously argued around the country that the BIT tribunal […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Carthage Trust

    The case of the day is In re Carthage Trust (C.D. Cal. 2013). I love this case (even though the judge got it wrong)! The plaintiff was Schuyler Moore. Two of the defendants were Grasselle S.A., a British Virgin Islands company, and Philip Egglishaw, a British national residing in Switzerland. Moore sued them and others […]

  • Lago Agrio Updates

    There were several Lago Agrio updates last week while I was away on vacation. So as not to keep you in suspense, I’m going to summarize most of them in a single post (stay tuned Wednesday for a post on a new Fifth Circuit decision arising out of the case). Chevron Narrows Its Claims In […]

  • German Federal Constitutional Court: Risk of Punitive Damages No Reason to Prevent Service of U.S. Action

    IJA Brigade member Peter Bert reviews a new case from the German Constitutional Court on service of process under the Hague Service Convention when the underlying US litigation involves a claim for punitive damages. In a ruling in January 2013, the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) confirmed its approach to service of US actions in Germany […]