Month: May 2020

  • Canada v. Merlini: Cert. Denied

    Canada v. Merlini: Cert. Denied

    The Supreme Court denied Canada’s petition for a writ of certiorari in the Merlini case, the case I brought against the government of Canada on behalf of a worker at the Canadian consulate injured on the job. You can read all my prior coverage here.

  • Case of the Day: Automobil Lamborghini v. Garcia

    Case of the Day: Automobil Lamborghini v. Garcia

    The case of the day is Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. v. Garcia (E.D. Va. 2020). The claim was that Garcia had been selling counterfeit Lamborghini goods on the internet. Garcia and his lawyer were communicating with the plaintiff’s lawyers, so they were aware of the lawsuit, but efforts to serve Garcia in Argentina via the central […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Republic of Turkey

    The case of the day is In re Republic of Turkey (D.N.J. 2020). The case presents one of the issues I’ve written about a few times as an academic curiosity, although neither the court nor the parties seem to have noticed it. The Turkish government sought discovery in the US in aid of an investment […]

  • Case of the Day: Opati v. Sudan

    Here is a guest post from friend of Letters Blogatory Minyao Wang on Opati v. Sudan, the Supreme Court’s latest look at the FSIA. If I can editorialize about his last paragraph for a second: I don’t think that we should encourage Congress to think carefully about retroactivity when putting together a bill to allow […]

  • Canada v. Merlini: Canada’s Reply Brief

    For those of you following the Merlini case, Canada filed its reply brief last week. The case is scheduled to be discussed at the Court’s May 21 conference. It’s possible though by no means certain that we will know what the court will do on May 25, but it’s also quite possible given the subject-matter […]