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Book of the Day: International Aspects of U.S. Litigation

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Readers, I am very pleased to announce the publication of the ABA’s new two-volume deskbook, International Aspects of U.S. Litigation, edited by James E. Berger of King & Spalding. The book features contributions from many excellent authors, including several friends. I am the author of the chapter of service of process. Other chapters cover subject-matter and personal jurisdiction, venue, forum non conveniens, parallel proceedings, forum selections clauses, the Alien Tort Statute, the extraterritoriality of US law, choice of law clauses, conflict of laws, proof of foreign law, treaties as substantive law, pretrial discovery, recognition and enforcement of judgments, res judicata, international arbitration, sovereign litigation, foreign bankruptcy, and trade disputes.
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Book of the Day: Comparative Law for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyers

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I have the prejudices of a practitioner: I like a really useful book. Sure, you can write a treatise on delocalized arbitration, but what can you tell me that I can use in my everyday practice? The book of the day, Comparative Law for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyers, is a useful book. I recommend it.
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Book Review: Michael Goldhaber’s Crude Awakening: Chevron In Ecuador

Michael Goldhaber
Michael Goldhaber

I don’t know whether the timing of Michael Goldhaber’s new e-book, Crude Awakening, which came out shortly before Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle, was mere coincidence, but it is fair to say that for Steven Donziger, September is the cruelest month. Folks who have not been following the twists and turns of the Chevron/Ecuador case are going to read these two books, and together they paint a devastating picture of the larger-than-life Harvard Law School graduate.
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