Month: July 2014

  • This Week at Letters Blogatory

    Readers, I am traveling this week. I left on Sunday, and since I usually write the week’s posts on Sunday, the fact of the matter is that I’m a little behind. But don’t worry—I expect to have a great post for you on Friday!

  • Case of the Day: Soffin v. eChannel Network

    The case of the day is Soffin v. eChannel Network, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2014). iSocial Media LLC sued eChannel, an Ontario corporation with offices in Toronto, for trademark infringement. I suppose in whatever business the companies operate, capitalizing the second letter of their names is considered edgy. eChannel’s principals were two brothers, Dragos Daniel Dumitra […]

  • Case of the Day: Garcia v. Kerry

    The case of the day is Garcia v. Kerry (5th Cir. 2014). Ernesto Garcia applied to the State Department for a passport. He included with his application a Texas birth certificate purporting to show that he was born in Laredo, Texas. The State Department requested additional information, because, it said, The person who certified the […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Certain Funds

    The case of the day rejoices in the name In re Petition of Certain Funds, Accounts, And/Or Investment Vehicles Managed By Affiliates Of Fortress Investment Group LLC (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Fortress was an investment management firm. It invested in bonds and notes issue by two Saudi Arabian businesses, the Saad Group and Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & […]

  • Lago Agrio: The Amici Are Coming!

    Several amici curiae have filed briefs with the Second Circuit. Here are the briefs, for your reading pleasure. I haven’t had the time to do more than scan them yet. Brief of the Proposed Huaorani Intervenors Brief of Environmental, Human Rights, and Other Groups Brief of EarthRights International Brief of the Republic of Ecuador Brief […]