Month: May 2017

  • Canon Financial Services v. Permanent Mission of Madagascar

    The case of the day is Canon Financial Services, Inc. v. Permanent Mission of Madagascar (S.D.N.Y. 2017). The opinion doesn’t explain what the case is about, though we could take a guess from the title. In any event, Canon sued Magadascar’s mission to the United Nations in New York state court more than five years […]

  • Case of the Day: Amirit Technologies v. HTN Wireless

    The case of the day is Amirit Technologies, Inc. v. HTN Wireless, Inc. (D.N.J. 2017). Amirit, a New Jersey telecommunications firm, sued HTN and one of Amirit’s former employees, Syed Muneeb Arshad. Amirit sought to serve process on Arshad in Connecticut unsuccessfully. HTN’s counsel told Amirit that Arshad was living in Pakistan. His address, though, […]

  • Lago Agrio: Amicus Briefs In Support of the Donziger Petition

    A group of international law scholars led by Professor Donald Anton, have filed an amicus brief in support of Steven Donziger’s petition for certiorari. The gist of the brief is that under principles of comity the courts of A should not entertain collateral attacks on the judgments of B unless forced to do so, which […]

  • Case of the Day: Development Specialists v. Li

    I cannot recommend today’s case of the day, Development Specialists, Inc. v. Li (In re Coudert Bros. LLP) (S.D.N.Y. 2017), highly enough. It’s an excellent piece of work by Judge Kenneth M. Karas, a rare tour de force through FRCP 4 and its interplay with the Service Convention. Coudert Brothers, a New York law firm, […]

  • Editorial: President Trump Must Resign

    I have been highly critical of President Trump, as you know. I think he is unfit for office. But I have also been hoping and rooting for his success, hoping against the evidence that he might grow into the role. He’s the President. His success is our success. Today, though, I’m throwing in the towel. […]