Month: May 2017

  • Case of the Day: ECO Heating Systems v. Hamilton Engineering

    The case of the day is ECO Heating Systems Groningen, N.V. v. Hamilton Engineering, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2017). The case involves recognition of a foreign judgment and a claim that the foreign court lacked personal jurisdiction, just like yesterday’s case. But I want to focus on an odd issue of arbitrability in the case instead. […]

  • Case of the Day: CE Design Ltd. v. HealthCraft Products

    The case of the day is CE Design Ltd. v. HealthCraft Products, Inc. (Ill. App. Ct. 2017). CE Design was an Illinois company, defunct since 2010, and HealthCraft was a Canadian home health equipment firm. ING, a Canadian insurance company, was HealthCraft’s liability insurer. CE Design brought a class action complaint against HealthCraft in Chicago, […]

  • Case of the Day: Newman v. Bulgaria

    The case of the day is Newman v. Republic of Bulgaria (S.D.N.Y. 2017). Bulgaria owned a building in New York where its diplomats at the United Nations lived. The front entrance was covered by a canopy that covered the sidewalk in front of the building. The awning was supported by two posts, and two auxiliary […]

  • Case of the Day: HWB Victoria Strategies v. Argentina

    The case of the day is HWB Victoria Strategies Portfolio v. Republic of Argentina (D. Kan. 2017). HWB and several other plaintiffs were judgment creditors of Argentina in the Argentine bond case I’ve written about before. They obtained a writ of attachment in the Cowley County Kansas court and attached two aircraft engines owned by […]

  • Case of the Day: Fuhr v. Credit Suisse

    The case of the day is Fuhr v. Credit Suisse AG (11th Cir. 2017). Tim Fuhr claimed to be the heir of Dr. Ambrosius Wolfgang Bäuml, the last heir of the Wertheim family. Fuhr’s investigator, Gerda Mangliers, received from Renate Sgier, a Credit Suisse official, information about a Credit Suisse account that Mangliers claimed Bäuml […]