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Case of the Day: Jam v. International Finance Corp.

Posted on March 1, 2019

The case of the day is Jam v. International Finance Corp. (S. Ct. 2019). I wrote about the lower court decision back in June 2017. The claim was that the IFC, an international organization headquartered in Washington, had made loans to an Indian power company for construction of a coal-fired power plant in Gujarat, but that it had negligently failed to supervise the project. Local farmers and fishermen, and a local village, sued IFC in Washington on common law tort theories. The IFC moved to dismiss on the grounds that it was immune from suit under the International Organizations Immunities Act. The District Court and the D.C. Circuit held that IFC was indeed immune from suit, and the plaintiffs sought review in the Supreme…

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Case of the Day: Patrick’s Restaurant v. Singh

Posted on November 5, 2018

The case of the day is Patrick’s Restaurant LLC v. Singh (D. Minn. 2018). Patrick’s sued Sujit Kumar Singh for breach of contract, on account of an alleged failure to make a promised capital contribution to the business in return for a membership interest. Singh resided in Mumbai. Singh was represented by US counsel and was on notice of the lawsuit, but he refused to waive service. Patrick’s sent a request for service to the Indian central authority, but seven months later, service had not been effected. Patrick’s moved for leave to serve by alternate means under FRCP 4(f)(3), namely, by email.

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