• 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 […]

  • Case of the Day: Preble-Rish Haiti S.A. v. Republic of Haiti

    The case of the day is Preble-Rish Haiti S.A. v. Republic of Haiti (5th Cir. 2022). Preble-Rish had a contract for delivery of fuel with the Haitian government. When a dispute arose, it demanded arbitration in New York. Haiti refused to participate, and the parties cross-moved to compel and to stay the arbitration in the […]

  • Case of the Day: Hulley Enterprises v. Russian Federation

    The case of the day is Hulley Enterprises, Ltd. v. Russian Federation (D.D.C. 2022). It involves the $50 billion arbitral award that shareholders in Yukos Oil Co. obtained against Russia in 2014 after alleging, in an arbitration in the Netherlands, that Russia had violated the Energy Charter Treaty by measures intended to “bankrupt Yukos, appropriate […]

  • Case of the Day: Mohammad v. Consulate of Kuwait

    An administrative assistant at the Kuwaiti consulate defeated Kuwait’s sovereign immunity arguments in an employment-related lawsuit.

  • Case of the Day: Ambar v. Germany

    The case of the day is Ambar v. Federal Republic of Germany (D.D.C. 2022). The story involves a look at Germany’s laws stripping Jews of their citizenship, their nationality, and their property, and Germany’s post-war efforts to make amends. Salo Feuerwerk was a Viennese Jew who owned a building in Berlin. In 1935, Germany adopted […]