• Case of the Day: Murphy v. Islamic Republic of Iran

    The Case of the Day is Murphy v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C. 2011). The claims arose out of the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut in 1983. The plaintiffs sued Iran and the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security and invoked 28 U.S.C. § 1605A, the provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act that […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic of Iraq v. ABB AG

    Motions to compel arbitration in international cases are, strictly speaking, outside of the scope of Letters Blogatory’s coverage, since if we’re going to cover them, we might as well cover forum non conveniens, and then other issues would seem logical to cover, and so on. But since it’s a slow news day and since the […]

  • Digest: 10 January 2011

    United States v. Barry Fischer Law Firm, LLC, Civ. A. No. 10-7997 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2011). Where the plaintiff sought to serve a summons and complaint on Brazil in an interpleader action, and where the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory required service via letter rogatory, 28 U.S.C. § 1608 requires the plaintiff to attempt service via […]