Tag: Malta

  • Case of the Day: In re Alpene

    The case of the day is In re Alpene, Ltd. (E.D.N.Y. 2022). Alpene, a Hong Kong corporation, had a treaty arbitration claim against Malta, and it arbitration under ICSID arbitration. It sought discovery from Elizabeth McCaul, a New Yorker, under Section 1782. The case raises a question left open in the Supreme Court’s ZF Automotive […]

  • Case of the Day: Vega v. Hästens Beds

    The case of the day is Vega v. Hästens Beds, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2022). Vega brought employment discrimination claims against Hästens Ltd. and others. He had trouble serving Hästens at its address in Malta via the central authority mechanism of the Service Convention, and so he moved for leave to serve process on Hästens’ US lawyer. […]

  • Case of the Day: In re King.com

    The case of the day is In re King.com Ltd. (N.D. Cal. 2016). King, a Maltese company, is the developer of the Candy Crush video game. It owned the European Candy Crush trademark and related marks. It sued Storm8 Studios LLC and TeamLava LLC in the Civil Court of Malta, alleging that their Candy Blast […]

  • Case of the Day: Kowalski v. Anova Food, LLC

    The case of the day is Kowalski v. Anova Food, LLC (D. Hawaii 2012). Kowalski and Hawaii International Seafood, Inc. sued Cleasrsmoke Technologies, Ltd., a Malta corporation. The plaintiffs first attempted service by email to Clearsmoke’s lawyer on the mainland, and then by personal delivery to Clearsmoke’s Hawaii lawyer. But in either case did Kowalski […]