Month: November 2016

  • Relist Watch: Water Splash v. Menon

    I’m interrupting my travel just for a moment to report that the Supreme Court has relisted Water Splash v. Menon, the case we’ve been following on the interpretation of Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention, for its conference of December 2. I hope SCOTUSBlog will not frown on my use of the term “relist […]

  • Case of the Day: Ahrens v. Pecknick

    A note to readers: Due to my travel schedule, there will likely be no new posts next week, and I may not respond to your comments or emails as quickly as I ordinarily do. Also, thank you for your feedback on political posts. I am going to continue writing them, but I am going to […]

  • Case of the Day: In Re R.L.

    The case of the day is In re R.L. (Cal. Ct. App. 2016). R.L., a child, was born in San Diego. The child’s mother, an American citizen, was living in Tijuana at the time of the birth but came to California to deliver the baby. The child tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine, and the […]

  • President-Elect Trump: The First Two Weeks

    I would be interested in hearing from readers: do my recent political posts work for you? Are they a distraction? I am open to considering publishing them somewhere other than the front page of Letters Blogatory if you would prefer that I stick to my usual fare. In the immediate aftermath of the election, I […]

  • Case of the Day: Nicholas v. Environmental Systems

    The case of the day is Nicholas v. Environmental Systems (International) Ltd. (Tex. Ct. App. 2016). In a Canadian copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Frederick Nicholas against Environmental Systems, Brian G. Cook, Reif Winery Inc., Klaus Reif, and Re/Defining Water Inc., the court awarded costs and attorney’s fees to the defendants. Environmental Systems and the […]