Month: May 2017

  • Case of the Day: In re Takata

    The case of the day is In re Takata (S.D. Fla. 2017). The Takata multi-district litigation is the case involving allegedly defective Takata air bags. One of the defendants was BMW, the German automaker. The plaintiffs sought to serve process via the Hague Service Convention, but the Regional Court in Munich refused to serve the […]

  • Ira Ryk-Lakhman on the Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne Case

    Today new Letters Blogatory contributor Ira Ryk-Lakhman brings us a post on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne. Ira is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow at University College London, and an associate with Tadmor Levy & Co. Welcome, Ira! Yesterday, May 1, 2017, the US Supreme Court delivered the […]

  • Case of the Day: Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne

    The case of the day is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. (S. Ct. 2017). I’ve covered the case twice before, in May 2015 and November 2016. Here was my statement of the facts from before:

  • It’s Not Just Trump

    This is not a post about President Trump’s shortcomings. It’s tangentially a post about a problem with American society that is apparent these days on the right, and perhaps particularly among Mr. Trump’s voters. That problem is loss of belief in the idea of knowledge and expertise. Here is a recent quote from Wayne LaPierre, […]