Case of the Day: Kelly v. Vesnaver
The case of the day is Kelly v. Vesnaver (E.D.N.Y. 2017). The case involved a dispute about alleged conversion and breach of fiduciary duty relating to the plaintiff’s Chinese bonds. The plaintiff served process by delivering the documents to a PO box at a UPS Store in Florida. Several of the defendants were residents of […]
Case of the Day: Sobek Therapeutics v. SVADS Holdings
The case of the day is Sobek Therapeutics, LLC v. SVADS Holdings SA (M.D. Fla. 2014). The dispute revolved around rights to the NUPRIN mark. NUPRIN had previously been a brand name for ibuprofin, an over-the-counter pain medicine. Sobek sued SVADS seeking a declaratory judgment of noninfringement of the mark. SVADS, a Swiss firm, moved […]
Case of the Day: Carney v. Beracha
The case of the day is Carney v. Beracha (D. Conn. 2014). Carney was the court-appointed receiver for Highview Point Partners, LLC. The court had appointed him as receiver in connection with an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Francisco Illarramendi for alleged violation of the federal securities laws. Carney, once appointed, […]
Case of the Day: Surefire LLC v. Casual Home Worldwide, Inc.
The case of the day is Surefire, LLC v. Casual Home Worldwide, Inc. (S.D. Cal. 2012). Surefire sued Fenixlight Ltd., a Chinese company, for patent infringement. It served the summons and complaint on Ming Chiang in Nevada and asserted that he was an agent authorized to accept service on behalf of Fenixlight. Although Surefire argued […]