Tag Archives: Kuwait

Case of the Day: United States v. Public Warehousing Co.

The case of the day is United States v. Public Warehousing Co. KSC (N.D. Ga. 2017). The government’s claim was that the Public Warehousing Co. and Sultan Center Food Products, two Kuwaiti companies, had overcharged the United States on government contracts. According to the judge, for six years, the government and the relator “have been diligently attempting to serve the Defendants but have been consistently rebuffed by the Kuwaiti government.” The government moved for leave to serve process by alternate means, and the court granted leave to serve process by service on PWC’s US lawyer, by publication, and by international courier. (I’m simplifying a bit because there were several defendants and because both the government and the relator served process).
Continue reading Case of the Day: United States v. Public Warehousing Co.

Case of the Day: St. Francis Assisi v. Kuwait Finance House

The case of the day is St. Francis Assisi v. Kuwait Finance House (N.D. Cal. 2016). St. Francis, a non-profit, sued Hajjaj al-Ajmi, alleging that he had financed ISIS, which was responsible for the murder of Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria. St. Francis moved for leave to serve process on al-Ajmi via Twitter.
Continue reading Case of the Day: St. Francis Assisi v. Kuwait Finance House

Kuwait Airways Case: Results of FOIA Request

A coda to the Kuwait Airways case. This, recall, is the case of the airline that refused to sell a ticket to a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport, citing the Kuwaiti law that forbade doing business with Israelis. After some hemming and hawing, the Department of Transportation made it clear to the airline that such discrimination was unlawful, and the airline stopped providing service from New York to London (as I understand it, the airline still flies from New York to Kuwait City, and that seems okay to me, as an airline shouldn’t be compelled to transport passengers who will be refused entry on arrival in another country, as Israelis would be in Kuwait).
Continue reading Kuwait Airways Case: Results of FOIA Request