Tag: conflict of laws

  • Case of the Day: Fu v. Fu

    A hat tip to Sophia Tang for her pointer to today’s very interesting case of the day, Fu v. Fu (Ill. App. Ct. 2017). The United States grants so-called EB-5 visas to “qualified immigrants seeking to enter the United States for the purpose of engaging in a new commercial enterprise … in which such alien […]

  • Kuwait Airways Case: German Court Allows Airline To Refuse To Sell Ticket To Israeli

    Kuwait Airways Case: German Court Allows Airline To Refuse To Sell Ticket To Israeli

    You may recall the Kuwait Airways case, which I’ve written about several times: the airline refused to sell a ticket to an Israeli traveler flying from New York to London on the grounds that Kuwaiti law prohibited the carrier from doing business with Israelis. After some hemming and hawing, the Department of Transportation finally took […]

  • Sharia Law In the UK

    Next week, several NGOs are sponsoring a seminar in a committee room of the UK House of Commons regarding the supposed dangers of Sharia law in the UK. This is of interest to me for the same reason I’m sure it’s interesting to anyone interested in arbitration and private international law, and also because the […]

  • Case of the Day: Shanghai Commercial Bank v. Chang

    The case of the day is Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd. v. Chang (Wash. Ct. App. 2016). The bank had a Hong Kong judgment against Chang on account of an unpaid debt. The bank sought recognition and enforcement of the Hong Kong judgment in Washington, where Chang and his wife, Chen, had lived for many years. […]

  • Kuwait Airways Shamefully Drops New York-London Route To Avoid Serving Israelis

    Back in October, I reported that Kuwait Airways, which operates flights between New York and London, was refusing to sell tickets to customers with Israeli passports, citing Kuwaiti law, which forbids doing business with Israelis. After first ignoring the complaint of an Israeli traveler, Eldad Gatt, the Department of Transportation eventually did the right thing, […]