Month: December 2018

  • Scientific Feats of the Year

    After my last post, you might be expecting an announcement about my new professional home, but that will have to wait for January 2. I once represented a sporting equipment manufacturer in a claim against an athlete who had an endorsement deal with the company. The athlete had had a couple of terrific years and […]

  • Farewell to Murphy & King

    Readers, after sixteen years, I am saying farewell to my friends and colleagues at Murphy & King. I came to the firm in early 2003, after the firm where I had started in practice suddenly went out of business. My wife and I had our first child on the way. I had opportunities to go […]

  • Update on Service by Mail in Japan

    Last week, Japan made a new declaration of opposition to service by postal channels under the Hague Service Convention. This resolves a traditional and longstanding difficulty.

  • Persons

    I noticed several days ago that Karen Hinton, the PR representative of Steven Donziger and the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, was also the representative of Steven Wise’s Nonhuman Rights Project. What are the chances? I tweeted about the coincidence of her involvement in two cases I’ve been following very closely, which was probably a bad idea, […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Grand Jury Subpoena

    You may have seen some intrigue in the news recently. The Special Counsel’s office was arguing an appeal in Washington. The case was under seal, and the subject matter was so super-secret that the court didn’t just close the courtroom, it closed an entire floor of the courthouse so that no one would know who […]