Conflict of Law Case Digest – Compiled 4th wave

1. Hilton v. Guyot,159 U.S. 113 (1895) Brief Fact SummaryHilton (Plaintiff) and Libbey (Plaintiff) appealed from a federal district court holding that a French court judgment against them for amounts allegedly owed to a French firm was enforceable without retrial on the merits. Synopsis of Rule of LawNo law has any effect, of its own […]

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Scherr v. Abrahams_COL

Scherr v. Abrahams, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8531, N.D. Ill., May 29, 1998 FACTS: A plaintiff publisher and editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results (JIR) brought suit against Abrahams, editor of a journal, for FTC Violations and fraud and deceptive business practices, among other causes of action. The defendants were the Massachusetts-based publishers of […]

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Conflict of Law Cases- 4th

1. Hilton v. Guyot, 159 U.S. 113 (1895) Brief Fact Summary Hilton (Plaintiff) and Libbey (Plaintiff) appealed from a federal district court holding that a French court judgment against them for amounts allegedly owed to a French firm was enforceable without retrial on the merits. Synopsis of Rule of Law No law has any effect, […]

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COL_Huntington v. Attrill[1893]

Huntington v. Attrill[1893 International Law—Foreign Judgment—Penal Actions—Distinction between Public and Private Penalties. FACTS: On March 21, 1888, in the circuit court of Baltimore city, Collis P. Huntington, a resident of New York, filed against the Equitable Gaslight Company of Baltimore, a corporation of Maryland, and against Henry Y. Attrill, his wife and three daughters, all […]

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COL_SARATOGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE vs PATAKI digest

SARATOGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., et al., Respondents, v. George PATAKI, as Governor of the State of New York, et al., Appellants.  (Action No. 1.) Keith L. Wright, as Member of the New York State Assembly, et al., Respondents, v. George E. Pataki, as Governor of the State of New York, et al., Appellants. […]

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COL_Hassan EL–FADL, Appellant v. CENTRAL BANK OF JORDAN digest

United States Court of Appeals,District of Columbia Circuit. Hassan EL–FADL, Appellant v. CENTRAL BANK OF JORDAN, et al., Appellees. No. 94–7212. Decided: February 06, 1996 The Central Bank of Jordan removed the case to federal district court pursuant to the Federal Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”), 28 U.S.C. § 1441(d) (1994).  Following the removal, the Jordanian defendants filed […]

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COL_3rd Batch (FORUM NON-CONVENIENS)

FORUM NON-CONVENIENS 1. PIPER AIRCRAFT V. REYNO Brief Fact Summary. Following an airplane crash in Scotland that killed 6 people, a legal secretary followed a products liability suit in California against the airplane’s manufacturer. The manufacturer moved to dismiss the suit on grounds of forum non conveniens. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The possibility of […]

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CONFLICT OF LAWS_CASE DIGESTS 1ST AND 2ND BATCH

GUERRERO’S TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC. v. BLAYLOCK TRANSPORTATION SERVICES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION-KILUSAN (BTEA-KILUSAN), LABOR ARBITER FRANCISCO M. DE LOS REYES and JOSE CRUZ FACTS In 1972, the US Naval Base authorities in Subic conducted a public bidding for a 5-year contract for the right to operate and/or manage the transportation services inside the naval base. This bidding […]

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