Tag: UK

  • Case of the Day: Servotronics v. Rolls-Royce

    The case of the day is Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC (7th Cir. 2020). I wrote about a related Fourth Circuit case earlier this year. The case deepens the circuit split on whether Section 1782 reaches private foreign arbitrations. The Fourth and Sixth Circuits have recently said “yes.” The Second and Fifth Circuits had said […]

  • Prince Andrew and the Epstein Case: Can the US Government Force The Prince to Cooperate?

    In light of today’s news about a US request to the UK government seeking evidence from Prince Andrew, I am re-upping this post from January 2020. Back in 2015 I wrote about some unserious attempts by lawyers for an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein to get testimony or a statement from Prince Andrew. I commented […]

  • Paper of the Day: Spies and FX Dealers

    Readers, I commend to you a fun new paper by Steven Loble, a friend of Letters Blogatory and solicitor at W Legal in London. The paper, available on his website, is titled “Spies and FX Dealers—They Can Be Made To Talk.”

  • Royal Scandal of the Day: Can Prince Andrew Be Required To Testify?

    Back in 2015 I wrote about some unserious attempts by lawyers for an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein to get testimony or a statement from Prince Andrew. I commented on the haplessness of the strategy of sending requests to Buckingham Palace and the awesomeness of the letterhead of the alleged victims’ lawyers. Later, I commented […]

  • Belfast Project: Ivor Bell Acquitted

    Belfast Project: Ivor Bell Acquitted

    Ivor Bell, who was accused of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville, was acquitted last week in a Northern Ireland court after the judge directed a verdict in his favor. The charges against Bell had resulted from his taped confession, given to researchers at the Belfast Project, an oral history project about the Troubles that […]