Month: December 2017

  • Case of the Day: MMA Consultants v. Peru

    Case of the Day: MMA Consultants v. Peru

    The case of the day is MMA Consultants 1, Inc. v. Republic of Peru (2d Cir. 2017). MMA claimed it was the holder of bearer bonds Peru issued in 1875. In 2015, it sent demand letters to the Peruvian embassy seeking payment, but it received no response. It sued for breach of contract. Peru moved […]

  • Case of the Day: United States v. Hayat

    The case of the day is United States v. Hayat (E.D. Cal. 2017). In 2005, the government indicted Hamid Hayat for providing material support to terrorists and lying to the FBI. A jury found him guilty. He was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment in 2013, and […]

  • Case of the Day: Sahyouni v. Mamisch

    The case of the day is Sahyouni v. Mamisch (ECJ 2017). I previewed the case in September. Here was my description: The husband and the wife, both Syrian nationals by birth, were married in an Islamic court in Homs, Syria in 1999. They moved to Germany, and both were German citizens. In 2013, the husband […]

  • Jerusalem Two Weeks On: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Almost two weeks ago, the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the time, I applauded the move in principle though I expressed prudential concerns about the potential for a violent reaction. I had the strange experience of applauding President Trump’s speech, which plainly was written by people who knew their stuff and which—if […]

  • Case of the Day: AIG v. Permanent Mission of Myanmar

    The case of the day is AIG Property & Casualty Co. v. Permanent Mission of Myanmar to the United Nations (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2017). Gregory Callimanopulos owned a building abutting Myanmar’s mission to the UN. He claimed that his property suffered water damage after the mission negligently failed to maintain its plumbing. His insurer, AIG, […]