Transnational Litigation

District Court Stays Debt Litigation Against Sri Lanka at U.S. Request

Hamilton Reserve Bank Ltd. calls itself the “hometown bank of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton.” In a recent case, however, the bank found itself at odds with the Treasury Department that Alexander Hamilton founded. In Hamilton Reserve Bank Ltd. v. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the United States filed a statement of interest supporting…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, so TLB is taking a break. We are thankful for you, our readers, around the world. If you celebrate the holiday, we wish you happiness with your family and friends. If you do not celebrate the holiday, we wish you the same. We will be back with…

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Evergreen Content at TLB

In addition to covering new developments in transnational litigation, TLB aims to provide evergreen content that can serve as resources for practitioners, students, and academics. Our topic pages include primers on recurrent issues in transnational litigation; collections of core primary legal sources and leading academic articles; and related TLB news coverage. We are excited to…

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Transnational Whistleblower Litigation

American corporate fraud has long captured the international imagination. Ask people around the globe whether they have heard of Enron, Lehman Brothers, or the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and it’s likely the answer will be yes. The scale and consequences of these three cases alone often lead people to assume that the biggest frauds of our…

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Jia on the U.S.- China Rivalry

Mark Jia has posted an interesting new article on SSRN, American Law in the New Global Conflict.  It considers how China has shaped U.S. law historically and how the current rivalry between the U.S. and China will play out for domestic law.  The history is fascinating. It discusses not only the racist and xenophobic Chinese…

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When Is International Law a Political Question?

In a provocative essay posted on SSRN, The Political Question Doctrine and International Law, TLB Advisor Curt Bradley looks at the historical relationship between the political question doctrine and international law, arguing that “the political question doctrine emerged in part to allow the political branches, rather than the courts, to make determinations about this country’s—and…

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“Sticky Beliefs” about Transnational Litigation

Empirical legal scholarship has been on the rise. But empirical research on transnational litigation remains relatively uncommon. This limits our knowledge of transnational litigation and, by hindering assessment of claims about transnational litigation, it allows what I call “sticky beliefs” to take hold. Sticky beliefs are assertions made without empirical support, which are then uncritically…

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Conference to Honor Professor Linda Silberman

On April 20-21, this coming Thursday and Friday, the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law at NYU School of Law will hold a conference to honor Professor Linda Silberman, who retired in 2022 after 51 years of teaching. The conference is free, but registration is required. The conference program can be viewed here….

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Who Owns the Stargazer?

Claims relating to the ownership of movable property generate an impressive amount of transnational litigation. In April 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a long-running case about the ownership of a painting that had been expropriated by the Nazis in 1939. In July 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York…

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Happy Birthday to TLB!

On March 28, 2022, TLB published its first post. Since then, we have published 245 more. Over the past year, the site has received more than 32,000 visitors from 82 different countries. Roughly half of those readers are based in the United States. Our most frequent non-U.S. visitors are based (in rough order) in (1)…

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