Event Announcement: Georges v. United Nations

The Boston Bar Association, the oldest and dare I say best bar association in the country, is hosting an event on May 7 titled: “Pioneering a Networked Approach to International Justice from Boston: A Discussion of Georges v. United Nations.” The Georges case seeks to hold the United Nations and some of its officials liable for the cholera epidemic in Haiti, thought to have been started by UN troops, who inadvertently brought the disease to Haiti with them. I’ve covered it a few times, most recently in my post on the District Court’s order on a motion to dismiss. The case is now on appeal to the Second Circuit.

Unfortunately, I begin an arbitration on May 6 and won’t be able to attend, but if you’re in Boston on the 7th, I encourage you to check it out!

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.