Month: October 2020

  • Book of the Day: The Globalization of Discovery

    Lucas Bento, a lawyer with Quinn Emanuel, is opposing counsel in a new 1782 case I’m defending and also, from my discussions with him, a fine lawyer and a good guy, so I thought it was time to buy his book, The Globalization of Discovery: the Law and Practice under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (2020). […]

  • Unfair Criticism of the Day: ABC News on the Hague Child Abduction Convention

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation published a story last week on the Hague Child Abduction Convention. The headline gives a sense of the gist of the story: “Mothers forced to stay in same country as abuser or risk persecution under the Hague Convention.” The Convention, according to one quoted expert, is a “good law gone bad.” […]

  • Good Cause of the Day: Helping to Protect the Rohingya

    Good Cause of the Day: Helping to Protect the Rohingya

    Readers, I encourage you to consider signing this petition, which asks Facebook to remove Burmese military accounts that have been used to encourage violence against the Rohingya, the minority ethnic group in Myanmar that has been subject to genocidal violence at the hands of the Burmese state. We (especially we Americans) have a lot to […]

  • Scandal of the Day: Washington, DC Sewer Service

    Scandal of the Day: Washington, DC Sewer Service

    Josh Kaplan of DCist published a major exposé on fraudulent service of process in Washington DC, leading to many tenants being evicted without ever having been served with process. The problem arises when private process servers, who are paid by the job, submit false affidavits. Kaplan was able to show that affidavits were false by […]

  • Case of the Day: Servotronics v. Rolls-Royce

    The case of the day is Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC (7th Cir. 2020). I wrote about a related Fourth Circuit case earlier this year. The case deepens the circuit split on whether Section 1782 reaches private foreign arbitrations. The Fourth and Sixth Circuits have recently said “yes.” The Second and Fifth Circuits had said […]