Case of the Day: Berg v. Ciampa
The case of the day is Berg v. Ciampa (D. Mass. 2022). I wrote about the case in January 2022. According to the complaint, Oscar and Mary Nelson established an inter vivid trust for the benefit of their daughters, Mary Ann Birmingham and Elaine Ciampa. When Birmingham died, her daughters, Deborah Berg and Karen Bedenbaugh, […]
Case of the Day: CDM Smith v. Atasi
The case of the day is CDM Smith, Inc. v. Atasi (D. Mass. 2022). CDM is a Massachusetts engineering and construction firm. Khalil Atasi was a senior vice president who managed the company’s operations in Saudi Arabia. Although he was an employee at will, in order to obtain permission to work in Saudi Arabia, he […]
Case of the Day: NEP Canada v. MEC OP Transaction I
The case of the day is NEP Canada ULC v. MEC OP Transaction I ULC (Ohio Comm. Pl. 2022). With a name like this, you know a lot of money is at stake. MEC sold shares in one of its subsidiaries to NEP for $175 million. As part of the deal, NEP continued to employ […]
Paper of the Day: Baumgartner & Whytock on Enforcement of Judgments, Systemic Calibration, and the Global Law Market
Baumgartner and Whytock have published an interesting new paper questioning the need for systemic inadequacy as a basis for judgment nonrecognition.
Case of the Day: Chinese decision on recognition of Singaporean judgment
A recent Chinese case on reciprocity in judgment recognition looks at de jure recirprocity, not de facto reciprocity.