Tag: France

  • Case of the Day: Trzaska v. L’Oréal

    The case of the day is Trzaska v. L’Oréal USA, Inc. (D.N.J. 2017). Steven Trzaska, a lawyer, was the head of patents for L’Oréal USA, a subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A., a French company. After his employment was terminated, he sued for wrongful discharge. Trzaska served process on L’Oréal S.A. by mail to L’Oréal’s CEO in […]

  • Case of the Day: Vuillermin v. Mitsubishi

    The case of the day is Vuillermin v. Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2017). Christophe Vuillermin, a Frenchman, was convicted of fraud in France. After he completed his prison term, Vuillermin “absconded,” ending up in Miami. The victim of the fraud, Mitsubishi, brought a civil claim in connection with the criminal case […]

  • Case of the Day: Kiribati Seafood v. Dechert

    Case of the Day: Kiribati Seafood v. Dechert

    The case of the day is Kiribati Seafood Co. v. Dechert LLP (Mass. 2017). Kiribati and Olympic Packer, LLC were Washington companies. Kiribati owned the Madee, a fishing vessel, which it chartered to Olympic and to Dojin Co. for fishing tuna in the Pacific. The ship’s rudder was damaged, and it was put in dry […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic Technologies v. BBK Tobacco

    The case of the day is Republic Technologies (NA), LLC v. BBK Tobacco & Foods (N.D. Ill. 2017). Republic sued HBI International for a declaration that HBI had no rights in the RAW trademark or the trade dress for the packaging of its RAW rolling paper, and that Republic’s “Organic Hemp” OCB brand rolling paper […]

  • Case of the Day: Harbi v. MIT

    The case of the day is Harbi v. MIT (D. Mass. 2017). Faïza Harbi, who lived in France, was enrolled in MIT’s online course, “For the Love of Physics,” taught by Professor Emeritus Walter Lewin. She alleged that Lewin sexually harassed her online, and she sued him and MIT in Boston, asserting common law tort […]