Month: February 2020

  • Of Course I Would Vote For Bernie Sanders

    Of Course I Would Vote For Bernie Sanders

    Apologies to those readers who prefer reports about the latest 1782 cases and Hague Service Convention news, but as you can imagine if you read the news, politics is becoming all-consuming here and it’ll stay that way at least through early March. The convention wisdom has it that Sen. Bernie Sanders is now the Democratic […]

  • Case of the Day: Illumina Cambridge v. Complete Genomics

    The case of the day is Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2020). I was counsel to the applicant, Illumina Cambridge. The underlying case was a patent infringement dispute being litigated in the US as well as in several European countries. The court had granted Illumina Cambridge’s ex parte application for issuance […]

  • Judge Dismisses Elephant Habeas Petition

    Judge Dismisses Elephant Habeas Petition

    As everyone but Steven Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project expected, a judge in the Bronx dismissed a habeas corpus petition brought on behalf of Happy the Elephant on the grounds that an elephant is not a person with standing to invoke the writ. Before turning to the decision, I’d like to set the stage […]

  • Case of the Day: A v. C

    The case of the day is A v. C, [2020] EWHC 258 (Comm). The dispute was between joint venturers in a central Asian oil field. The details are unimportant. The claimants demanded arbitration in New York, and the arbitration proceeded to an evidentiary hearing. The tribunal gave permission to the claimants to seek an order […]

  • Case of the Day: Chevron v. Donziger

    Okay, I admit it, I cannot write about most of what is going on in the Lago Agrio case anymore—it is too depressing. However, there was an interesting ancillary decision recently that I will cover. The case is Chevron Corp. v. Donziger (S.D.N.Y. 2020), and it involves post-judgment third party discovery. Chevron served a subpoena […]