Tag: France

  • Case of the Day: Scalin v. Société Nationale SNCF

    The case of the day is Scalin v. Société Nationale SNCF SA (7th Cir. 2021). The plaintiffs were the descendants of Jews in France whom the authorities sent to death camps on trains operated by the French national railroad, the defendant. The railroad workers stole the Jews’ belongings and gave them to the Nazis, and […]

  • Case of the Day Behrens v. Arconic

    The case of the day is Behrens v. Arconic, Inc. (E.D. Pa. 2019). The case arose out of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017. The cladding on the building that allegedly exacerbated the fire was manufactured by AAP S.A.S., a French subsidiary of Arconic. In discovery, the plaintiff sought documents that, according to Arconic, were […]

  • Case of the Day: Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger v. Kogan

    The case of the day is Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger v. Kogan (N.D. Cal. 2018). Dan Shefet, the president of the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy, a French group, and Sabine Leurheusser-Schnarrenberger, the former German minister of justice, sought leave to serve a subpoena on Aleksandr Kogan under § 1782. Both Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and Shefet had Facebook accounts. […]

  • Case of the Day: Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets

    Case of the Day: Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets

    The case of the day is Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2018). John Leopoldo Fiorilla brought an arbitration against Citigroup in 2010. Fiorilla, a self-described “unsophisticated” investor, opened an account with Citi in 2006 to manage his $19.5 million life savings. He alleged that through “mismanagement and malfeasance,” Citi “eviscerated” his savings, which […]

  • Case of the Day: Salt River Project v. Trench France

    The case of the day is Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District v. Trench France SAS (D. Ariz. 2018). The Salt River Project sued Trench France in a case arising out of an explosion at a Salt River power plant. Trench France brought an interesting motion seeking appointment of a commissioner under Chapter […]