Month: January 2014

  • Case of the Day: Cascade Yarns v. Knitting Fever

    The case of the day is Cascade Yarns, Inc. v. Knitting Fever, Inc. (W.D. Wash. 2014). The claim in the case was for mislabeling of Knitting Fever’s yarns as to country of origin. Cascade wanted to take document discovery and depositions of the distributors of the accused yarn in Italy and Spain. Both Italy and […]

  • Belfast Project: Coda

    The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an interesting coda to the Belfast Project litigation that I covered here extensively. The piece goes behind the scenes in the planning and negotiations that led to the project and the parties’ thoughts in the aftermath of the project’s implosion—primarily their thoughts about each other. The article does […]

  • Case of the Day: Martinez v. Bloomberg

    The case of the day is Martinez v. Bloomberg LP (2d Cir. 2014). Brian Anthony Martinez, a former employee of Bloomberg LP, sued Bloomberg for wrongful termination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facts aren’t that important to the decision. Martinez’s employment contract had an English choice of law clause and an […]

  • Lago Agrio: Deepak Gupta In The House

    If you spend your days reading and writing memoranda of law, you know a good one when you see it. And so when I read Steven Donziger’s latest brief in the RICO case last week, my first thought was that his lawyers had finally found their groove. But then I looked at the cover and […]

  • Case of the Day: Beijing Zhongyi Zhongbiao Electronic Information Technology Co. v. Microsoft

    The case of the day is Beijing Zhongyi Zhongbiao Electronic Information Technology Co. v. Microsoft Corp. (W.D. Wash. 2013). In 1995, Microsoft and the Chinese government signed a memorandum of understanding, under which Microsoft was to develop a Chinese version of Windows 95 using fonts that met the government’s standards, and the government undertook to […]