Tag: Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

  • The Choice of Court Agreement Convention On The Verge

    Friend of Letters Blogatory Pietro Franzina reports that the European Commission has adopted a proposal for the ratification of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements by the EU. Under Article 31, two ratifications are necessary for the Convention to come into force, and Mexico has already ratified it, so assuming the Council accepts […]

  • Some Interesting Papers

    I want to draw readers’ attention to a few recent papers of interest. First, John F. Coyle, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, has published Friendship Treaties ≠ Judgments Treaties, 112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 49 (2013). From the introduction: It is hornbook law that the United […]

  • Atlantic Marine: The Supreme Court on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements

    Yesterday the Supreme Court decided Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (S. Ct. 2013). Atlantic Marine was a Virginia corporation with its principal place of business in Virginia. It had a contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to build a child development center at Fort […]

  • An Update on COCA

    Where do things stand with the ratification of the Hague Choice Of Court Agreements Convention? I attended a talk on Friday that outlined where we are and how we got here. I am not going to give the details of the talk or even identify the speakers, but I thought it would be useful to […]

  • The Global Context for Forum Non Conveniens and for Case-Specific Exceptions to Recognition of Foreign Judgments

    Professor Whytock’s comment today correctly notes in its next-to-last paragraph that “the ship of case-specific exceptions has set sail.” This statement is in response to my comments on the 2005 Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act and the 2005 ALI Proposed Federal Statute. It is important to take account not just of the national context […]