Month: July 2013

  • FOIA Update: Government Ordered to Produce Vaughn Index

    For those of your following my FOIA case, Judge Zobel today ordered the State Department to produce a Vaughn Index within thirty days. This was not a great victory—although the government refused to assent to my motion when I filed it, the government didn’t oppose it. So if all goes according to plan, on August […]

  • Case of the Day: Zavodnik v. Rinaldi

    The case of the day is Zavodnik v. Rinaldi (Ind. Ct. App. 2013). Gersh Zavodnik sued Michaela Rinaldi, who resided in Italy. The opinion does not discuss the substance of the claims. The trial court dismissed the claim for failure to make service of process, and Zavodnik appealed. The decision isn’t really sufficient to allow […]

  • Case of the Day: CE International Resources Holdings v. S.A. Minerals

    The case of the day is CE International Resources Holdings, LLC v. S.A. Minerals LP (S.D.N.Y. 2013). CEIR commenced an arbitration against S.A. Minerals and Tantalum Technology in 2012, alleging a breach of contracts for the purchase and sale of synthetic concentrates. After learning that S.A. Minerals had been dissolved, CEIR amended its claim to […]

  • Lago Agrio: Judge Kaplan Allows Chevron’s Microsoft Subpoena

    I have an interesting Lago Agrio decision for you today, Chevron Corp. v. Donziger (N.D.N.Y. 2013). The Lago Agrio plaintiffs’ PR people called to my attention. After I read it, I wondered whether they had read my Belfast Project coverage, and in particular my discussion of Wigmore’s approach to claims of a First Amendment privilege […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Pott

    The case of the day is In re Application of Pott (S.D. Fla. 2013). It’s a § 1782 application related to the application we considered back in May. In the earlier case, the court granted Alfredo Carlos Pott’s application for judicial assistance. No such luck this time. I’m not going to re-hash the prior post. […]