Month: September 2019

  • Thoughts On Impeachment

    I called for Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office more than a year ago and I haven’t written many political posts since then. Once you’ve said the President should be impeached, there’s not much room left! But last week’s news seems so consequential that I think another post is in order. I am not […]

  • Case of the Day: Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation v. FedEx

    The case of the day is Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation Co. v. FedEx Corp. (6th Cir. 2019). The case is a big deal in the world of § 1782. One of the great open questions is whether a private international arbitral tribunal is a “tribunal” for purposes of the statute. There were some old cases […]

  • Save The Date: HCCH a|Bridged

    Readers, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is hosting a conference on the use of IT in connection with the Hague Service Convention. The conference is the first in a planned series called “HCCH a|Bridged,” which are meant to be more informal than meetings of the Special Commission. The event will be held on […]

  • Paper of the Day: Contracting Around the Hague Service Convention

    John Coyle, Robin Effron, and Maggie Gardner have published a short, interesting paper on contracting around the Hague Service Convention. The genesis of the paper is Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia) VII v. Changzhou SinoType Technology Company, Ltd., which I wrote about in October 2018. I am always pleased when a law professor’s take on the […]

  • Case of the Day: Mountain Crest v. Anheuser-Busch InBev

    The case of the day is Mountain Crest SRL, LLC v. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (7th Cir. 2019). Mountain Crest sued Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors, claiming the two companies had conspired to keep Mountain Crest out of the business of exporting beer to Ontario by boycotting the LCBO, Ontario’s government-run liquor store, to force it to […]