Month: January 2018

  • Case of the Day: Carmona v. Carmona

    The case of the day is Carmona v. Carmona (In re Carmona) (Bankr. S.D. Texas. 2018)>. Maria Rosales was married to Hector Carmona. In 1991, the wife sold a parcel of land in Guanajuato, Mexico without her husband’s consent. (Mexico is a community property jurisdiction, as are Texas and several other southwestern states once ruled […]

  • Case of the Day: Ragbir v. Sessions

    I don’t know much of anything about Ravidath Ragbir. His website says that he was a longtime lawful permanent resident from Trinidad who was convicted of fraud and then, in 2006, ordered removed from the country. For nine years, the government had not deported him, he had lived a law-abiding and fruitful life, and he […]

  • Apostolos Anthimos on Sharia Law in Greece

    I would like to recommend to readers a recent post at Conflict of Laws by friend of Letters Blogatory Apostolos Anthimos on Sharia Law in Greece: Blending European Values with Islamic Tradition. The post covers a new Greek statute that grants Greek Muslims the right to resort to civil law instead of Islamic law but […]

  • Case to Watch: Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co.

    Readers, keep your eyes on Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., a case that the Supreme Court has just agreed to hear. Here is SCOTUSBlog’s description of the case: The case arose when U.S. companies that purchase Vitamin C from … Chinese companies filed lawsuits against a group of Chinese companies, alleging […]

  • Case of the Day: Kumar v. Sudan (With a Circuit Split!)

    Case of the Day: Kumar v. Sudan (With a Circuit Split!)

    Under the FSIA, if you are suing a foreign sovereign and there is no special arrangement for service, and if you can’t make service under an applicable treaty such as the Hague Service Convention, you have to serve process “by any form of mail requiring a signed receipt, to be addressed and dispatched by the […]