Case of the Day: Lin v. United States
The case of the day is Lin v. United States (D.D.C. 2016). The plaintiffs were residents of Taiwan. Their claim was that in 1946, the government of the Republic of China—that is, the nationalist government that the United States, at the time, recognized as the government of China—issued decrees that had the effect of depriving […]
Case of the Day: ISPEC, Inc. v. Tex R.L. Industrial, Inc.
The case of the day is ISPEC, Inc. v. Tex R.L. Industrial, Inc. (D.N.J. 2014). ISPEC served process on Tex R.L. in Taiwan by Fedex, by email to its US counsel, and by a local process server, who served the summons on an unidentified employee of Tex R.L. in Taipei. On the basis of this […]
Case of the Day: Clientron Corp. v. Devon IT, Inc.
The case of the day, Clientron Corp. v. Devon IT, Inc. (E.D. Pa. 2014), seems flagrantly wrong. The facts were simple enough. Clientron was a Taiwan corporation. It had a contract with Devon, a Pennsylvania corporation, for the manufacture and delivery of computer components. The contract had an arbitration agreement. A dispute arose, and Clientron […]
Case of the Day: Lui-Dix v. Holder
The case of the day is Lui-Dix v. Holder (7th Cir. 2013). Chia-I Lui-Dix was a Taiwan national. In 1996, she and her first husband, Yu-Ping Lin (who later died), were tried in Taiwan for violation of Taiwan’s Drug Eradication Act. The trial lasted fifteen minutes. The only witness was the chief of police; Lui-Dix […]
Case of the Day: Brown v. True & Associates
The case of the day, Brown v. True & Associates, Ltd. (S.D. Ga. 2012), is an unfortunate decision. Sage Brown purchased an “executive chair” at a Sam’s Club store in Savannah, Georgia. The chair collapsed while he sat on it, causing personal injury. Brown sued True & Associates, allegedly the chair’s manufacturer. He was proceeding […]