Month: May 2019

  • Case of the Day: Luxottica Group v. Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations

    The case of the day is Luxottica Group S.p.A. v. Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A (N.D. Ill. 2019). The case is in the “Chinese internet luxury goods knockoff” genre. The court had granted a temporary restraining order, which had authorized Luxottica to serve process by electronic means, namely, by email and by […]

  • Lago Agrio: Donziger Held In Contempt

    Lago Agrio: Donziger Held In Contempt

    On May 23, Steven Donziger, the American lawyer for the Lago Ario plaintiffs, was held in contempt of court in post-judgment proceedings in New York. Chevron first moved to hold Donziger in contempt in March 2018, and it has filed a series of motions since then. I have covered the contempt issues, though not exhaustively, […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Subpoena Duces Tecum to Dunhuang Group

    The case of the day is In re Subpoena Duces Tecum to Dunhuang Group (E.D. Mich. 2019). The facts of the underlying case are not really clear form the decision, but suffice it to say that North Atlantic Operating Co. had attempted to serve a subpoena duces tecum on Dunhuang Group, a Chinese company, and […]

  • Case of the Day: NOCO Co. v. Chang

    The case of the day is NOCO Co. v. Chang (N.D. Ohio 2019). NOCO brought a claim against Liu Chang, who resided in China, alleging Chang sold knockoff products via Amazon. NOCO send a request for waiver of service of process to Chang’s address China but received no response, though someone signed for the letter. […]

  • Case of the Day: Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt

    Case of the Day: Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt

    The case of the day is Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt (S. Ct. 2019). I think you might be interested even though it is a purely domestic case. Gilbert Hyatt, an inventor who earned royalties from a patent on one of his inventions, moved from California to Nevada in 1991. California imposes an […]