Category: merlini

  • Canada v. Merlini: Canada’s Reply Brief

    For those of you following the Merlini case, Canada filed its reply brief last week. The case is scheduled to be discussed at the Court’s May 21 conference. It’s possible though by no means certain that we will know what the court will do on May 25, but it’s also quite possible given the subject-matter […]

  • Canada v. Merlini: Brief in Opposition Filed

    Canada v. Merlini: Brief in Opposition Filed

    For those of you following the Merlini litigation, the case of the worker injured on the job at the Canadian consulate in Boston, here is the brief in opposition I filed today. Because the other side will get the chance to file one more brief at this stage, I will not comment on the brief […]

  • Update: Canada v. Merlini

    For those of you who have been following the Merlini case, the case of the American worker injured on the job in the Canadian consulate, here is Canada’s cert. petition. Note that Canada has added Gordon Giffin, the former US Ambassador to Canada, to its list of counsel.

  • Cert. Watch: Merlini v. Canada

    The First Circuit, in a 3-3 vote, has denied Canada’s petition for a rehearing en banc in Merlini v. Canada, the FSIA case I’ve written about before in which I’m representing the plaintiff. I last wrote about the case in June 2019, when I reported on the First Circuit decision in Merlini’s favor. To recap, […]

  • Case of the Day: Merlini v. Canada

    The case of the day is Merlini v. Canada (1st Cir. 2019). Merlini, an American citizen, was a clerical worker at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. In 2009, while setting up coffee and tea for a meeting, she tripped and fell over a cord that a fellow worker had failed to secure to […]