Case of the Day: Amazon v. Glenn
The case of the day is Amazon, Inc. v. Glenn (W.D. Wash. 2018). It’s an odd case. Amazon won an arbitration award against Thomas Glenn, who resided in the Dominican Republic. It sought to confirm the award. The clerk “mailed the petition to Respondent’s address in the Dominican Republic, in accordance with the Hague Convention […]
Case of the Day: Estate of Aquino
The case of the day is Estate of Aquino (Mount Vernon N.Y. City Ct. 2017). Aquino married in New York in 1986 and died in 2011, survived by a wife and seven children. In 2012, the wife petitioned the court for letters of administration allowing her to administer his estate, which the court granted. The […]
Case of the Day: Firstbank Puerto Rico v. Atlantic Finance Business Corp.
The case of the day is Firstbank Puerto Rico v. Atlantic Finance Business Corp. (D.P.R. 2014). Firstbank sued Atlantic Finance and Leovigildo Perez–Minaya for breach of contract. The defendants were served with process in the Dominican Republic, which is not a party to the Hague Service Convention or the Inter-American Convention.
Case of the Day: Concesionaria Dominicana de Autopistas y Carreteras v. Dominican Republic
Welcome back, and happy new year! The case of the day is Concesionaria Dominicana de Autopistas y Carreteras v. Dominican State (D.D.C. 2012). In 2001, the Concesionaria Dominicana de Autopistas y Carreteras (CODACSA) entered into a contract with the government of the Dominican Republic to develop several highways. Under the contract, CODACSA was entitled to […]
Case of the Day: CFTC v. Aliaga
The case of the day, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Aliaga (S.D. Fla. 2011), involves alternative means of service where the defendant is in a country not party to a convention on service of process. The government alleged that Claudio Aliaga swindled retail investors in a Ponzi scheme supposedly involving investments in the foreign […]