Month: May 2017

  • Lago Agrio: Chevron’s Brief in Opposition to Cert.

    Chevron has filed its brief in opposition to Steven Donziger’s petition for certiorari. Ted Olson and company have, as one would expect, produced a high-quality brief to stand against the similarly high-quality brief submitted by Deepak Gupta.

  • Case of the Day: Bulmer v. Nissan Motor Co.

    The case of the day is Bulmer v. Nissan Motor Co., 2017 SKCA 19 (Sask. Ct. App. 2017). Friend of the Blog Alejandro Manevich brought it to my attention. Darin Bulmer brought a purported class action against Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., the Japanese automaker, in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina, Saskatchewan. He served……

  • Memorial Day 2017

    Letters Blogatory honors America’s fallen servicemen and servicewomen on Memorial Day.

  • Case of the Day: National Casualty Co. v. Western Express

    The case of the day is National Casualty Co. v. Western Express, Inc. (W.D. Okla. 2017). National Casualty sued Victoria Cardenas, a resident of Mexico. The court granted leave to serve process on Cardenas by email to her US counsel. Cardenas moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process, arguing that under the Hague Service……

  • Case of the Day: Water Splash v. Menon

    The case of the day is Water Splash v. Menon (S. Ct. 2017). The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, put to rest the circuit split about whether Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention permits service of process by mail. Happily, the state and federal courts in the United States are all now on……