What Good Is Section 1783?
The International Shoe revolution, which divorced service of process from territorial jurisdiction, paved the way for easy service of process abroad. But the revolution passed subpoenas by. The law of subpoenas remains strongly territorial. FRCP Rule 45 provides that subpoenas are to be served within the United States. This distinction makes sense if you conceive […]
Case of the Day: Al-Saadi v. Annchery Fajas USA
The case of the day is Al-Saadi v. Annchery Fajas USA, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2022). If you want to know how I felt after reading the decision, take a look at the image to the right. The opinion doesn’t explain what the case is about. The plaintiffs, Humam Sarmad Al-Saadi and Celebrities Center for General […]
Case of the Day: Illumina Cambridge v. Complete Genomics
The case of the day is Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2020). I last wrote about the case a couple of months ago. In most respects, it is a typical Section 1782 case, but I want to call two points to your attention.
Case of the Day: A v. C
The case of the day is A v. C,  EWHC 258 (Comm). The dispute was between joint venturers in a central Asian oil field. The details are unimportant. The claimants demanded arbitration in New York, and the arbitration proceeded to an evidentiary hearing. The tribunal gave permission to the claimants to seek an order […]
Case of the Day: Chevron v. Donziger
Okay, I admit it, I cannot write about most of what is going on in the Lago Agrio case anymore—it is too depressing. However, there was an interesting ancillary decision recently that I will cover. The case is Chevron Corp. v. Donziger (S.D.N.Y. 2020), and it involves post-judgment third party discovery. Chevron served a subpoena […]