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Case of the Day: Minor v. Juarez

Posted on May 3, 2021

The case of the day is Minor v. Juarez (D.N.M. 2021). David Minor sued Luis Alberto Ramirez Juarez for negligence on account of an automobile accident in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Minor sued in the state court in El Paso Texas. Ramirez, who resided in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, removed the case to the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, which transferred the case to the District of New Mexico. Minor brought a motion for appointment of a vendor his lawyer had hired to handle service of process in Mexico as a special process server for purposes of serving process in Mexico.

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More Servotronics Action

Posted on April 22, 2021

Back in March 2020, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in the Servotronics case, holding that courts had the power, under § 1782, to order discovery in aid of a private international arbitration outside the United States. Its decision was at odds with the Seventh Circuit’s decision later that year, adding to the circuit split that resulted in the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert. to resolve the split. But while Servotronics pushes ahead in its attempt to get evidence for use in the case, it faces enormous time pressure: the arbitrators recently refused to continue the hearing, now scheduled for May 10, in order to allow time for the § 1782 proceedings to reach a conclusion. Following the Fourth Circuit’s decision, the case…

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Event Announcement: Challenges for the International Criminal Court

Posted on April 15, 2021

Readers, the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association is proud to be sponsoring a webinar on May 6, 2021 at 12:00 EDT (UTC -4): “Challenges for the International Criminal Court.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Alex Whiting of Harvard Law School, Beth Van Schaack of Stanford Law School, and Sam Lowery of Bankside Chambers, and it will be modified by Kim West. Here is the overview: Established by the Rome Statute in 2002, the International Criminal Court is the only permanent international judicial body to try individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Biden Administration recently rescinded sanctions levied against ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who will be ending her nine-year term shortly.…

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