Tag: personal jurisdiction

  • Case of the Day: Desiano v. Envision Foods

    The case of the day is Desiano v. Envision Foods, Inc. (Mass. Super. Ct. 2017). I love this one. Ralph Desiano had a Florida money judgment for nearly $200,000 against Envision. Desiano’s case against Envision had nothing to do with Massachusetts, and Envision was not subject to general personal jurisdiction here, either. But Envision was […]

  • Case of the Day: Sonic Finance v. Prima

    The case of the day is Sonic Finance Inc. v. Prima Pte. Ltd. (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2017). Sonic Finance and Mirage Finace owned two ships, the Sunray and the moonray. They contracted with Prima Pte. Ltd., a special-purpose entity set up for the transaction, for the purchase and sale of the Sunray. They contracted with […]

  • Case of the Day: CE Design Ltd. v. HealthCraft Products

    The case of the day is CE Design Ltd. v. HealthCraft Products, Inc. (Ill. App. Ct. 2017). CE Design was an Illinois company, defunct since 2010, and HealthCraft was a Canadian home health equipment firm. ING, a Canadian insurance company, was HealthCraft’s liability insurer. CE Design brought a class action complaint against HealthCraft in Chicago, […]

  • Case of the Day: Leibovitch v. Iran

    The case of the day is Leibovitch v. Islamic Republic of Iran (7th Cir. 2017). The plaintiffs were the victims of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem by members of Palestine Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group supported by the government of Iran. The plaintiffs had a default judgment against Iran for $67 million. Seeking to collect, […]

  • Case of the Day: Sokolow v. PLO

    The case of the day is Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization (2d Cir. 2016). I wrote about a similar case, Safra v. Palestinian Authority, back in 2015. The gist of the earlier case, which was decided in Washington, was that the Palestinian Authority could not be sued for damages under the Anti-Terrorism Act because it […]