Month: June 2016

  • Case of the Day: RJR Nabisco v. European Community

    I was speaking recently with a Chevronologist who will remain nameless, and we were speculating that perhaps the reason the Second Circuit has delayed so long in announcing its decision in the Chevron v. Donziger case because it was awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in today’s case of the day, RJR Nabisco v. European Community […]

  • Salcido-Romo v. Southern Copper Corp.

    The case is Salcido-Romo v. Southern Copper Corp. (D. Ariz. 2016). Alberto Salcido-Romo and others were residents of a rural community in Sonora, Mexico. An indirect subsidiary of Southern Copper Corp. operated a mine near their community. In 2014, 10 million gallons of toxic mining waste flowed into a local river, affecting Salcido-Romo and the […]

  • Case of the Day: SPM Thermo-Shield v. SICC GmbH

    The case of the day is SPM Thermo-Shield, Inc. v. SICC GmbH (M.D. Fla. 2016). The facts of the case were not reported. SPM tried to effect service on SICC, a German firm, and one of its principals, Waldemar Walczok, by personal service on Walczok when he was in Florida. A judge quashed that service […]

  • Case of the Day: Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    The case of the day is Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust (S. Ct. 2016). I’m sorry, readers who are looking for service of process or 1782 cases—you’ll have to stick it out for one more day of Puerto Rico coverage. By way of explanation, I take a particular interest in Puerto Rico status […]

  • Case of the Day: Hilt Construction v. Permanent Mission of Chad

    The case of the day is Hilt Construction & Management Corp. v. Permanent Mission of Chad to the United Nations (S.D.N.Y. 2016). The claim was that Hilt had a contract with Chad’s mission to the United Nations and its ambassador, Cherif Mahamat, for the renovation of the ambassador’s official residence in New Rochelle. Hilt claimed […]