Month: February 2014

  • Case of the Day: House v. S.P. Richards Corp.

    The case of the day is House v. S.P. Richardson Corp. (S.D. Tex. 2014). Karl House was a truck driver. He delivered a container to S.P. Richards, and when he arrived to make the delivery, he unsealed the container and opened its doors. He claimed that when he opened the doors, a file cabinet fell […]

  • Case of the Day: Martinez v. Aero Caribbean

    The case of the day is Martinez v. Aero Caribbean (N.D. Cal. 2014). Lorenzo Mendoza Martinez and others were the survivors of the victim of an airplane crash in Cuba. They sued Aero Caribbean, Empresa Aerocaribbean S.A., and Cubana De Aviacion S.A., which allegedly owned and operated the airplane and had their places of business […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Platebright Ltd.

    The case of the day is In re Application of Platebright Ltd. (D.V.I. 2014). This is our first case from the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and the first § 1782 case from the Virgin Islands to be reported in a Westlaw database.

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

    The case of the day is Republic of Ecuador v. MacKay (9th Cir. 2014). I am not going to write much about this case, because it is essentially the same as Republic of Ecuador v. Bjorkman (10th Cir. 2013) and Republic of Ecuador v. Hinchee (11th Cir. 2013). In all three § 1782 cases, the […]

  • The Choice of Court Agreement Convention On The Verge

    Friend of Letters Blogatory Pietro Franzina reports that the European Commission has adopted a proposal for the ratification of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements by the EU. Under Article 31, two ratifications are necessary for the Convention to come into force, and Mexico has already ratified it, so assuming the Council accepts […]