Month: November 2018

  • Brazil Accedes to the Service Convention

    Brazil Accedes to the Service Convention

    Brazil has acceded to the Hague Service Convention. This is a boon to US lawyers, since from a practitioner’s perspective the Hague Convention is much more user-friendly than the Inter-American Convention. As of today, there do not appear to be any declarations or objections accompanying the accession. It’s heartening to see Brazil take such a […]

  • Cert. Watch: Kiobel v. Cravath

    I’m keeping an eye on the new cert. petition in Kiobel v. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. This was the case where a plaintiff had sought to use § 1782 to obtain documents from its opponent’s (Royal Dutch Shell’s) US law firm (Cravath) that had previously been produced, for use in US litigation, subject to […]

  • Case of the Day: Davis v. Zhou Liang

    The case of the day is Davis v. Zhou Liang (W.D. Wash. 2018). Michael Davis was a passenger on a bus in Washington and was injured in an accident in which Zhou Liang, a resident of China, allegedly was at fault. According to an earlier order, Davis first sued Liang in the state court, and […]

  • Case of the Day: Nike v. Wu

    The case of the day is Nike, Inc. v. Wu (S.D.N.Y. 2018). Nike and Converse, the shoe companies, brought trademark infringement cases against hundreds of online retailers. These actions resulted in a default judgment for $1.8 billion, which perhaps will not turn out to be worth the paper it was printed on. The companies assigned […]

  • Case of the Day: Prumyslovy v. Kozeny

    Case of the Day: Prumyslovy v. Kozeny

    The case of the day is Harvardsky Prumyslovy Holding, A.S. v. Kozeny (N.Y. App. Div. 2018). I like the terse style of New York appellate division decisions, but it makes the facts hard to decipher. Prumyslovy had a Czech judgment against Kozeny, and Kozeny moved the dismiss when Prumyslovy sought recognition and enforcement. The court […]