Tag: Iran

  • Case of the Day: Global Discoveries v. Realtec

    The case of the day is Global Discoveries, Ltd. v. Realtec, Ltd. (N.D. Cal. 2013). Global Discoveries was a Nevada limited liability company. It brought a statutory interpleader action against Realtec Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company, Zahra Gilak, whose nationality was not clear in the decision (perhaps she was Iranian) but who was formerly […]

  • Case of the Day Safadjou v. Mohammadi

    The case of the day is Safadjou v. Mohammadi (N.Y. App. Div. 2013). The case was on appeal from a judgment in a divorce and child custody case. The husband had introduced evidence tending to show that the wife had left the United States with the couple’s child and that she intended to remain in […]

  • Case of the Day: Jahanbin v. Rafieishad

    The case of the day is Jahanbin v. Rafieishad (Ga. 2013). Jahanbin and Rafieishad, both Iranian nationals (Jahanbin also was a US national), married in Georgia in 2007. In 2011, Rafieishad began divorce proceedings against her husband, who then was in Iran, in the Fulton County Superior Court. After encountering difficulties in serving process, Rafieishad […]

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

    The case of the day is Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (1st Cir. 2013). I have written about a related and quite interesting case in the Seventh Circuit. The underlying facts are sad: On September 4, 1997, Hamas carried out a triple suicide bombing in the crowded Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem. […]

  • Case of the Day: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi v. Peterson

    The case of the day is Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. New York Branch v. Peterson (S.D.N.Y. 2012). Deborah D. Peterson was the personal representative of the estate of Lance Cpl. James C. Knipple, a victim of the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. Peterson had earlier obtained a judgment against Iran for […]