Month: November 2016

  • Case of the Day: Alberts v. Royal Caribbean

    The case of the day is Roberts v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (11th Cir. 2016). Usually, I don’t write about cruise line employee arbitration cases, because they’re mostly run-of-the-mill. But today’s case is more interesting than the usual.

  • Case of the Day: Sergeeva v. Tripleton International

    The case of the day is Sergeeva v. Tripleton International Ltd. (11th Cir. 2016). Sergeeva brought an action in Russia against her husband, Mikhail Leopoldovich Dubin, for a division of marital assets. Sergeeva claimed that Dubin was “concealing and dissipating” marital assets “through and with the assistance of ‘offshore companies’ around the world.” According to […]

  • Sharia Law In the UK

    Next week, several NGOs are sponsoring a seminar in a committee room of the UK House of Commons regarding the supposed dangers of Sharia law in the UK. This is of interest to me for the same reason I’m sure it’s interesting to anyone interested in arbitration and private international law, and also because the […]

  • Lago Agrio: Second Circuit Denies En Banc Review

    As expected, the Second Circuit has denied Steven Donziger’s petition for a rehearing en banc in the Chevron RICO case. The court also denied the LAPs’ petition, which I did not separately cover. What next?

  • Case to Watch: Helmerich & Payne International v. Venezuela

    This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Helmerich & Payne International v. Venezuela. I wrote about the case back in May 2015. Here was my description of the facts: Helmerich & Payne, an Oklahoma oil company, operated in Venezuela through subsidiaries incorporated under Venezuelan law. Beginning in 2007, its subsidiary made contracts with […]