Tag: Hague Evidence Convention

  • Case of the Day: SEC v. Stanford International Bank

    The case of the day is SEC v. Stanford International Bank Ltd. (N.D. Tex. 2011). The court had earlier appointed a receiver to take control of the assets of R. Allen Stanford and various affiliates. In today’s case, the receiver sought to obtain information about the Stanford defendants’ accounts at Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) S.A.,……

  • Case of the Day: Peiker Acustic, Inc. v. Kennedy

    I don’t like the plaintiffs’ style in the Case of the Day, Peiker Acustic, Inc. v. Kennedy (D. Colo. 2011). Peiker, a German firm, sued Kennedy in the Circuit Court for Oakland County, Michigan, for defamation. Kennedy did not reside in Michigan, but Peiker had a place of business there. Kennedy removed the case to……

  • Digest for April 13, 2011

    Tracfone Wireless, Inc. v. Sunstrike International, Ltd. (S.D. Fla. 2011). Granting a motion to serve a Hong Kong company via letter of request to the central authority and via mail.

  • Case of the Day: NewMarket Corp. v. Innospec Inc.

    The case of the day, NewMarket Corp. v. Innospec Inc. (E.D. Va. 2011), is an example of the use of ordinary discovery techniques to avoid the need to seek discovery from a foreign source under the Hague Evidence Convention. Both parties were in the business of selling gasoline additives. NewMarket claimed that Innospec had given……

  • Case of the Day: SEC v. Kramer

    Today’s case of the day, SEC v. Kramer (M.D. Fla. 2011), is definitely outside the official Letters Blogatory scope of coverage, but I wanted to write about it for two reasons. First, it is the second case in recent days to involve people in the business of using publicly traded shell companies with no operations……