Month: June 2014

  • Case of the Day: Blagman v. Apple

    The case of the day is Blagman v. Apple, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Norman Blagman sued Apple, Google, Microsoft,, and others on behalf of a purported class, alleging that the defendants had made musical works available for sale online without obtaining licenses from the owners of the copyrights. The theory was that foreign record labels […]

  • Case of the Day: Sonera Holding BV v. Çukurova Holding AŞ

    The case of the day is Sonera Holding BV v. Çukurova Holding AŞ (2d Cir. 2014). This is the appeal from the judgment confirming a Swiss arbitral award in a case I considered in January 2013. From the earlier post: “The dispute arose out of a share purchase agreement requiring Çukurova to deliver to Sonera […]

  • Case of the Day: Badyal v. Bosch Packaging Technology

    The case of the day is Badyal v. Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. (E.D. Cal. 2014). Kiranjeet Badyal, who worked at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, alleged that she was injured by flying glass and steam when a Bosch autoclave exploded.She sued Bosch and SBM Bchoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik for negligence. In a separate action, Siemens and its insurer brought […]

  • FOIA: Can A Blog Be Part Of The News Media?

    Short story: the government says my FOIA requests are not entitled to be processed as quickly as a newspaper reporter’s requests, because I write on a blog. Read on!

  • LaVenture v. United Nations: The Romance of the Process Server

    A theater of the absurd played out on the streets of Manhattan last week. The plaintiffs for a class of Haitian victims of the cholera epidemic seeking to sue the United Nations and several of its officials in the Eastern District of New York hired a process server to serve the summons and complaint on […]