Month: January 2019

  • Case of the Day: Dahman v. Embassy of Qatar

    The case of the day is Dahman v. Embassy of Qatar (D.D.C. 2019). I wrote about the case last year. El-Sayed Dahman, an accountant, worked for the Embassy of Qatar. The embassy terminated his employment, perhaps as a matter of policy due to his age, and he brought an action for age discrimination. So far, […]

  • In re BRF Securities Litigation

    The case of the day is In re BRF S.A. Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y. 2019). The lead plaintiff is the Birmingham Retirement and Relief System. It brought an action against BRF, a poultry exporter in Brazil, whose American depository receipts traded on the NYSE. The claim was that BRF and its executives bribed regulators and officials […]

  • Letters Blogatory Congratulates Mariano Rivera

    Letters Blogatory Congratulates Mariano Rivera

    My hat is off to Mariano Rivera, the great closer, who just became the first player ever to be elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. Rivera will always be best known here in Boston for his sportsmanlike tip of the hat to the Fenway crowd in the 2005 season opener, […]

  • Case of the Day: Fourte International v. Pin Shine Industrial

    Case of the Day: Fourte International v. Pin Shine Industrial

    The case of the day is Fourte International Ltd. BVI v. Pin Shine Industrial Co. (S.D. Cal. 2019). Fourte brought an action against Suzhou Pinshine Technology Co., Suzhou Sunshine Technology Co., Ltd., and Pin Shine Industrial Co., and Bobbin & Tooling Electronics International Company of BVI. It sought leave to serve Suzhou Pinshine and Suzhou […]

  • Case of the Day: New Prime Inc. v. Oliveiera

    I hope my post on Monday didn’t mislead you. I suggested that parties arguing in favor of arbitration generally win in the Supreme Court. But as today’s case, New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira (S. Ct. 2019), shows, they don’t always win. Oliveira was an independent contractor working as a truck driver for New Prime, an […]