Month: November 2016

  • The Electoral College For Dummies

    As everyone knows by now, President-elect Donald Trump expects 306 electoral votes when the electors cast their votes. Since 270 is a majority of the electoral college, he will be the next president. And as everyone knows, there’s been a lot of heated talk about the electoral college in the aftermath of the election, particularly […]

  • Case of the Day: Cabrera v. Kosan Crisplant

    The case of the day is Cabrera v. Kosan Crisplant A/S (S.D. Tex. 2016). Much confusion is in the air. Roberto Cabrera brought a product liability suit against Kaya Baskül, a Turkish company, following a propane fire and explosion in Conroe, Texas. The decision is a little confusing, because it refers to an attempt in […]

  • Letters Blogatory’s Trump Listening Tour

    A conservative blog called MercatorNet (“Navigating Modern Complexities”) was kind enough to repost my post-election reflections, where I focused on the need to reach out and listen to Trump supporters. Well, some Trump supporters, and some conservatives who did not vote for President-elect Trump, took the time to respond, for which I’m grateful. I think […]

  • Case of the Day: Silver Star Alpine Meadows v. Quinlan

    The case of the day is Silver Star Alpine Meadows Development, Ltd. v. Quinlan (Cal. Ct. App. 2016). Lora and Stephen Quinlan had a contract to purchase lots in an undeveloped subdivision in a British Columbia ski resort. They refused to close, believing the seller, Silver Star, had changed the topography of the lots in […]

  • Case of the Day: Honig v. Cardis Enterprises

    The case of the day is Honig v. Cardis Enterprises International N.V. (E.D.N.Y. 2016). Edward Honig sued Cardis Enterprises International N.V.,and others for securities fraud. Cardis was a Curaçao company. It moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.