Month: June 2013

  • Fanny Cornette on Brussels I

    Letters Blogatory welcomes back IJA Brigade member Fanny Cornette, currently a researcher at TU Delft, with the second post in our two-part series on the new Brussels I regime. This is the second of two posts concerning the new Brussels I a regulation. It deals with the rules related to recognition and enforcement of judgments. […]

  • Letters Blogatory FOIA Update: I’ve Filed A Motion Seeking Production Of A Vaughn Index

    Those of you who have been following my FOIA suit against the State Department know that so far the whole thing has been an exercise in frustration. I submitted my FOIA request nearly two years ago, and even though I sued the government several months ago, I still have not been told whether any responsive […]

  • The Recast of the Brussels I Regulation: Old and New Features of the European Regime on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Judgments

    Letters Blogatory warmly welcomes guest poster Pietro Franzina, Associate Professor at the University of Ferrara, with a post on the recast Brussels I. I think the European experience is likely to be of particular interest to American lawyers these days, with the current debates about the ratification and implementation of COCA and the renewed activity […]

  • Case of the Day: Tuckerbrook Alternative Investments v. Banerjee

    The case of the day is Tuckerbrook Alternative Investments, LP v. Banerjee (D. Mass. 2013). I considered a related case in May 2011. According to the complaint, Tuckerbrook, an investment adviser that manages hedge funds, alleges that Sumanta Banerjee, former manager of Tuckerbrook’s Global Distressed Fund and Global Special Situations Fund, breached a settlement agreement […]

  • Case of the Day: Roque v. Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    The case of the day is Roque v. Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Conn. Super. Ct. 2013). The plaintiff, Edwin Roque, alleged that while driving, his car was struck from behind by a Subaru Impreza, which he alleges was manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries. The claim was that the braking system was defective. Roque sought to […]