Month: April 2014

  • Beethoven, Bach, and Me

    Readers, if you’re in town on May 17, come and hear a concert of music by Beethoven and Bach! My choir, the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Graham, will be performing Beethoven’s Mass in C major and Bach’s Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. Here are the details: […]

  • Case of the Day: Pitman v. Moll

    The case of the day is Pitman v. Moll, 2014 ONSC 2551. The case was for modification of a child support order. The wife resided in Ontario, and the husband resided in Georgia. The wife effected service of process via a private process server. Although the husband had not entered an appearance, the judge, sua […]

  • Case of the Day: Dow Chemical Co. v. Daniel

    The case of the day is Dow Chemical Co. v. Daniel (E.D. Mich. 2014). Pablo Daniel Segismun Edelstein (the court calls him Edelstein, though the case is captioned Daniel) was a former employee of Dow. After he left the company, he sued Dow in Brazil on a wage and hour claim. Dow then sued Edelstein […]

  • Lago Agrio: Judge Kaplan Refuses To Stay The Injunction

    Judge Kaplan has denied the request by Steven Donziger and the Lago Agrio plaintiffs to stay his injunction pending appeal. This was not unexpected, and under FRAP 8(a)(2), Donziger and the LAPs can now renew their motion in the Second Circuit. The judge mostly didn’t buy Donziger’s claims of irreparable harm, claiming that it rested […]

  • Letters Blogatory’s Second FOIA Request

    Readers, let’s recap. In August 2011, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department, trying to get a handle on lobbying that Chevron or others may have done on Ecuador issues. The idea was to see whether Chevron was lobbying the State Department as effectively as it was lobbying, say, the […]