Month: August 2022

  • LCX v. 1.274M US Dollar Coin: Service On the Blockchain

    The case of the day is LCX AG v. 1.274M US Dollar Coin (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2022). I came across this very interesting case at John Lundin’s blog, which covers New York commercial cases. LCX, a Liechtenstein company, alleged it was the victim of a theft of virtual assets on the Ethereum blockchain. Some of […]

  • Case of the Day: Chiejina v. Nigeria

    The case of the day is Chiejina v. Nigeria (D.D.C. 2022). I’m counsel to the petitioners, Peter Chiejina and PICCOL Nigeria Ltd. PICCOL, a Nigerian engineering firm, had a contract with the Nigerian government for the construction of gully erosion control structures in Imo State. The contract contained the following agreement to arbitrate: Any dispute, […]

  • Case of the Day: Vega v. Hästens Beds

    The case of the day is Vega v. Hästens Beds, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2022). Vega brought employment discrimination claims against Hästens Ltd. and others. He had trouble serving Hästens at its address in Malta via the central authority mechanism of the Service Convention, and so he moved for leave to serve process on Hästens’ US lawyer. […]

  • Case of the Day: Seagate Technology v. Goel

    The case of the day is Seagate Technology, LLC v. Goel (Cal. App. Ct. 2022). The case is a followup to Rockefeller v. Changzhou Sinotype, 460 P.3d 764 (Cal.), cert. denied, 141 S. Ct. 374 (2020). Rockefeller, you’ll recall, was the case where the California Supreme Court held that parties could contract around a foreign […]

  • Case of the Day: Levinson v. Kuwait Finance House

    The case of the day is Levinson v. Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (2d Cir. 2022). Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent, was, according to the FBI, taken hostage by the government of Iran and tortured. He is presumed dead. His wife Christine, on her own behalf and as conservator of his estate, obtained a […]