Month: August 2018

  • Trump’s Birther Reboot

    The Washington Post reported that the Trump Administration has stepped up efforts to deny passports to people in south Texas whose American birth certificates the government suspects are fraudulent and who were really born in Mexico. One milquetoast response is to remind yourself that the government has been bringing such claims for years and that […]

  • Case of the Day: Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. v. Suh

    The case of the day is Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. v. Suh (Cal. Ct. App. 2018). Tomato Savings Bank, a Korean bank, loaned ₩500 million to Debbie A. Suh. Suh failed to pay. The bank went bankrupt, and the KDIC was appointed trustee. It sued Suh in Korea on the loan. After a trial, the […]

  • Case of the Day: Elfaridi v. Mercedes-Benz

    The case of the day is Elfaridi v. Mercedes-Benz United States (E.D. Mo. 2018). Hend Aitoufella and Dean and Katherine Jarman brought a putative class action against Mercedes Benz USA, LLC and Daimler AG. Their claim was that a defect in Mercedes-Benz vehicles from 2003 to 2015 caused sunroofs to spontaneously shatter. Yikes! The plaintiffs […]

  • Case of the Day: Celgene Corp. v. Gupta

    The case of the day is Celgene Corp. v. Gupta (D.N.J. 2018). Celgene sued Sushil K. Gupta, who resided in New Delhi, for trademark infringement and false designation of origin. Celgene sought a default judgment when Gupta didn’t answer the complaint.

  • John McCain, 1936-2018

    John McCain, 1936-2018

    Letters Blogatory remembers John McCain, who died Saturday. Senator McCain, a real-life war hero and a lifelong public servant, was perhaps the last of his generation of Republican statesmen in the Senate. He was a conservative Republican, but he also spoke often about the importance of putting country above party. He was the most senior […]