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Case of the Day: Genus Lifesciences v. Tapaysa Engineering

Posted on May 4, 2021

The case of the day is Genus Lifesciences Inc. v. Tapaysa Eng’g Works Pvt. Ltd. (E.D. Pa. 2021). Genus brought a commercial claim against Tapaysa, an Indian company. It sought to serve process via the Indian central authority but was unsuccessful. Or perhaps it would be better to say that it has been unsuccessful thus far: it made the request about eight months ago. It then sought leave to serve process via email.

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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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