Tag: UAE

  • Case of the Day: In re VUZ-Bank JSC

    The case of the day is In re VUZ-Bank JSC (W.D. Va. 2022). VUZ is a Russian bank. It sought discovery in Virginia for use in potential criminal proceedings in Dubai, that it said arose out of a fraud on the bank by Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Ltd., and Hakan Agro DMMC. VUZ brought a […]

  • Case of the Day: Youssef v. Embassy of the UAE

    The case of the day is Youssef v. Embassy of the UAE (D.D.C. 2021). Abla Youssef was a secretary at the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in Washington. She was terminated when she reached 67 years old, allegedly because she had reached the customary retirement age in the UAE. She sued, alleging that the embassy had […]

  • Case of the Day: Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation v. FedEx

    The case of the day is Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation Co. v. FedEx Corp. (6th Cir. 2019). The case is a big deal in the world of § 1782. One of the great open questions is whether a private international arbitral tribunal is a “tribunal” for purposes of the statute. There were some old cases […]

  • Case of the Day: Baylay v. Eithad Airways

    Case of the Day: Baylay v. Eithad Airways

    The case of the day is Baylay v. Etihad Airways P.J.S.C. (7th Cir. 2018). Martin Baylay, a British national, was a pilot for Etihad, an Abu Dhabi corporation (and, apparently, an instrumentality of the UAE). Baylay alleged that he was assaulted by Saravdeep Mann, another crew member, during a layover in Chicago. Mann was arrested […]

  • Case of the Day: Badawi v. Alesawy

    The case of the day is Badawi v. Alesawy (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2017). I wrote about the case in 2012 and last year. Here was my description of the facts: The parties were married civilly in New York in 1998, and they had an Islamic wedding ceremony thereafter. As part of the religious ceremony, they […]