Tag: Hague Evidence Convention

  • HCCH Publishes Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video Conferencing under the Evidence Convention

    The HCCH has just published its Guide to Good Practice on the use of video-conferencing technology in taking evidence under the Evidence Convention. Of course, the GGP wasn’t written from scratch on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its publication is certainly timely. One of things that seems to be happening during the crisis is……

  • Royal Scandal of the Day: Can Prince Andrew Be Required To Testify?

    Back in 2015 I wrote about some unserious attempts by lawyers for an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein to get testimony or a statement from Prince Andrew. I commented on the haplessness of the strategy of sending requests to Buckingham Palace and the awesomeness of the letterhead of the alleged victims’ lawyers. Later, I commented……

  • Case of the Day: Bodyguard Productions v. Musante

    The case of the day is Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Musante (D. Hawaii 2020). Bodyguard owned the copyright for a movie called The Hitman’s Bodyguard. It alleged that Alex Musante had infringed the copyright. The claim was that Musante had streamed the movie using a BitTorrent client. In an amended complaint, filed apparently after having……

  • Blockchain for Central Authorities?

    Burcu Yüksel and Florian Heindler have published a post on “Use of Blockchain Technology in Cross-Border Legal Cooperation under the Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).” Jan Von Hein reviewed it at Conflict of Laws, and I’m going to review it here. I have a feeling that my post today will……

  • Case of the Day: Motorola v. Hytera

    The case of the day is Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corp. (N.D. Ill. 2019). Motorola sought a forensic examination of several Hytera computers in China. The court denied the motion for reasons mostly having to with the timeliness of the request, which we need not consider here. But in an extended dictum, the……