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Case of the Day: Probulk Carriers v. Marvel International

The case of the day is Probulk Carriers Ltd. v. Marvel International Management and Transportation (S.D.N.Y. 2016). The underlying case was for breach of a charter party. Arbitration in London yielded an award in favor of Probulk, and the court in New York had entered a default judgment recognizing and enforcing the award and providing for damages of more than $12 million. Marvel was a Turkish firm; one of its principals was the father of Tolga Karacelik, a Turkish citizen who lived in Turkey.
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Case of the Day: KG Marine v. Vicem Yat Sanayi Ve Ticaret

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The case of the day is KG Marine, LLC v. Vicem Yat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (W.D.N.Y. 2014). KG’s claim against Vicem Yat, a Turkish firm, was for breach of contract, breach of warranty, and fraud. KG moved for leave to serve Vicem by alternate means under FRCP 4(f)(3) without first seeking to serve process via the Turkish central authority.
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