Month: August 2019

  • William Dodge and Ingrid Wuerth on the Assa Case

    William S. Dodge and Ingrid Wuerth have published a post at Just Security on United States v. Assa Co., a Second Circuit FSIA case I noted recently. Assa is the case holding that the FSIA does not forbid a court from exercising jurisdiction in rem over property of a foreign sovereign in a civil forfeiture […]

  • Space Opera of the Day: The Anne McClain Case

    The New York Times reported last week that Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, suspected that her spouse—they were going through a divorce—was accessing her online bank account. She looked into it and discovered that the account had been accessed by someone using a computer whose IP address belonged to NASA. And since […]

  • Blockchain for Central Authorities?

    Burcu Yüksel and Florian Heindler have published a post on “Use of Blockchain Technology in Cross-Border Legal Cooperation under the Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).” Jan Von Hein reviewed it at Conflict of Laws, and I’m going to review it here. I have a feeling that my post today will […]

  • Case of the Day: DeJoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Exploration

    The case of the day is DeJoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Exploration S.A. (5th Cir. 2019). I covered a prior Fifth Circuit decision back in 2015, and an even earlier district court decision in 2014. John Paul DeJoria,the billionaire behind the Paul Mitchell hair care line, went into the oil exploration business, hoping to discover reserves […]

  • Massachusetts Adopts the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act

    Massachusetts has taken a significant step towards modernizing its law of judgment recognition by adopting the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. The UEFJA is the uniform law that governs the recognition of sister-state judgments, not foreign country judgments. Until this year, Massachusetts was one of a very few states that still required judgment creditors […]