Month: March 2018

  • Case of the Day: Blue Spike v. ASUS Computer

    The case of the day is Blue Spike, LLC v. ASUS Computer International, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2018). Blue Spike brought a patent infringement action against ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., a Taiwanese company. Blue Spike served process “C/O ASUS Computer International via ASUS’s registered agent, CT Corporation System in Dallas, Texas.” ASUS was AUSTeK’s US subsidiary. When […]

  • Elephant Habeas Case: Steven Wise Loses; Elephants Unavailable For Comment

    Elephant Habeas Case: Steven Wise Loses; Elephants Unavailable For Comment

    The case of the day is Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. ex rel. Beulah et al. v. R.W. Commerford & Sons, Inc. (Conn. Super. Ct. 2017). I wrote a polemic about the case back in November 2017. The case was a petition for habeas corpus brought by Steven Wise’s group, the Nonhuman Rights Project, on behalf […]

  • Lago Agrio: Chevron Makes Contempt Claim

    Lago Agrio:  Chevron Makes Contempt Claim

    Chevron has brought a motion asserting that Steven Donziger, the LAPs’ American lawyer, is in contempt of the final judgment in the RICO case, which included an injunction forbidding Donziger to seek to monetize the Ecuadoran judgment. The allegations are juicy, but as we will see, there may be less to Chevron’s claim than meets […]

  • Case of the Day: Elsevier v. Chew

    The case of the day is Elsevier, Inc. v. Chew (S.D.N.Y. 2018). Elsevier, a publisher, sued twenty unknown defendants, alleging they were infringing its copyright by selling counterfeit textbooks on eBay. By way of subpoenas to eBay and PayPal, Elsevier was able to obtain the names and email addresses of the defendants, though not their […]

  • The Stormy Daniels Case: Declaratory Judgments, The Statute of Frauds, Removal and Arbitration Law For The Layperson

    Outside of work, a lot of friends have asked me about the lawsuit that pornographic actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, against the President, also, sadly, known as David Dennison. I regret having to write that sentence. Anyway, they’ve asked what I think about the merits and also what I can tell them […]