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About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2012), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012 and 2014.

Lago Agrio: Canadian Supreme Court’s Judgment To Be Delivered On Friday

On Friday at 9:45 a.m. EDT, the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver its judgment in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje. It’s been a while, so as a reminder, this is the case in which the LAPs are seeking recognition of the Ecuadoran judgment in Canada.
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A Comparative Look At The New Hague Principles on Choice of Law & the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws: Second Post

Today I bring you the second post in our series comparing the new Hague Principles on Choice of Law and the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws. I say “I,” but I mean “we.” Jonathan Levin, who interned this summer at the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference, is a co-author of these posts. For technical reasons, I haven’t been able to display his name in the “author” spot that you see at the top of the posts, but I’m working on that, and you can see an archive of all his posts by going to his author page.
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Case of the Day: McAllister-Lewis v. Goodyear

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Credit: Maxwell Hamilton. CC BY 2.0 license
The case of the day is McAllister-Lewis v. Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. (D.S.D. 2015). Judith McAllister-Lewis sued Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for wrongful death after her husband died in a motorcycle accident on the highway when the tire of his Harley Davidson Ultra Classic had a “catastrophic deflation.” The tire was designed, manufactured, and sold in the US but built at a Goodyear and Dunlop plant in Montlucon, France. The plaintiff served a discovery on the defendants, both US entities, seeking information in the possession of GDTF, an indirect subsidiary of Goodyear in France. The defendants argued that answering the questions McAllister-Lewis had posed about “which GDTF employees were involved in the manufacturing and/or inspection process” might violate French privacy law.
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