Month: August 2021

  • Lago Agrio: Donziger Denied a New Trial

    Steven Donziger’s motion for a new trial is denied, and the government files its sentencing memorandum.

  • Case of the Day: Youssef v. Embassy of the UAE

    The case of the day is Youssef v. Embassy of the UAE (D.D.C. 2021). Abla Youssef was a secretary at the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in Washington. She was terminated when she reached 67 years old, allegedly because she had reached the customary retirement age in the UAE. She sued, alleging that the embassy had […]

  • Case of the Day: Depp v. Heard

    The case of the day is Depp v. Heard (Va. Cir. Ct. 2021). Yes, that Depp and that Heard. After the Sun published a column calling Depp a “wife-beater,” Depp sued the paper for libel in the English court. He later sued Heard in Virginia for libel in light of a Washington Post column in […]

  • Case of the Day: Love-Less Ash Co. v. Asia Pacific Construction

    The case of the day is Love-Less Ash Co. v. Asia Pacific Construction, LLC (D. Utah 2021). Love-Less brought a claim against Ka Yee Wong and others. The opinion doesn’t discuss the substance of the claim. Love-Less sought leave to serve the defendant by email. He was believed to be in mainland China or in […]

  • Case of the Day: Scalin v. Société Nationale SNCF

    The case of the day is Scalin v. Société Nationale SNCF SA (7th Cir. 2021). The plaintiffs were the descendants of Jews in France whom the authorities sent to death camps on trains operated by the French national railroad, the defendant. The railroad workers stole the Jews’ belongings and gave them to the Nazis, and […]