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Venequip 1782 Case

Section 1782, which authorizes judicial assistance to foreign and international tribunals, is a staple of transnational litigation. In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit reviewed a lower court decision to deny a 1782 application. This case is in many ways a “typical” 1782 case, although its discussion of choice-of-forum clauses is of note. Background Very…

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Preliminary Injunctions and the Hague Service Convention

Kitchenaid

In Whirlpool Corporation v. Shenzhen Sanlida Electrical Technology Company, the Fifth Circuit addressed the interaction between the Hague Service Convention and the preliminary injunction. Briefly, Whirlpool sued Shenzhen in the Eastern District of Texas for trademark and trade dress infringement related to Whirlpool’s “iconic” KitchenAid mixer. (Much like a prior Seventh Circuit case, this one…

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Federal Law and Choice-of-Law Reform

How much should federal law have to say about the choice-of-law rules used by federal courts in diversity cases? In Klaxon v. Stentor Electric Manufacturing Co., Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal courts sitting in diversity should apply the choice-of-law rules prevailing in the states in which they sit. This post defends the…

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Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School
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UC Davis School of Law
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Cornell Law School
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John F. Coyle

University of North Carolina School of Law
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Chukwuma Okoli

University of Birmingham
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University of California Berkeley
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Brian D. Hulse

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Wenliang Zhang

Renmin University of China Law School
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Renmin University of China Law School
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Melissa Kucinski

MKFL
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