Month: November 2020

  • Publication of the Day: The HCCH Service Convention in the Era of Electronic and Information Technology

    The Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published The HCCH Service Convention in the Era of Electronic and Information Technology, a set of papers stemming from the HCCH a|Bridged 2019 conference held almost a year ago. I was one of the speakers, and my paper on Email as a Secure Means of Transmission […]

  • Case to Watch: Aljabri v. Bin Salman

    I’m keeping an eye on Aljabri v. Bin Salman, a blockbuster complaint brought by Dr. Saad Aljabri, who claims that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman, is trying to have him killed. The complaint alleges that after he fled from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Aljabri received a Whatsapp message from the Crown Prince […]

  • I Hear America Singing

    I Hear America Singing

    Readers, some of you have been asking why I haven’t commented on the election yet. I thought it was best to let the situation play out before commenting. But now that we know that Joe Biden will be the forty-sixth President of the United States, here are the official Letters Blogatory thoughts about the election. […]

  • Case of the Day: Gyger v. Clement

    The case of the day is Gyger v. Clement (N.C. 2020). The mother and the father were unmarried and had had a romantic relationship in North Carolina. They had two children, both born in Switzerland. In 2007, the mother brought an action in a Swiss court to establish paternity, and for child support. The Swiss […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Newbrook Shipping

    The case of the day is In re Newbrook Shipping Corp. (D. Md. 2020). Nardella Corp., a Nevis company, obtained an order from a South African court to arrest the M/V Falcon Traveller to provide security for a claim in an arbitration in Singapore regarding the arrest of another vessel, the M/V Falcon Carrier.. Newbrook […]