Case Watch: Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy

On November 20, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota held in Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164828 (D. Minn. Nov. 20, 2013), that the Royal Norwegian Embassy need not produce certain information and documents to plaintiff in discovery. Even though the Embassy […]

Event: Consular Corps College Symposium

From December 4-6, 2013, the Consular Corps College, of which I am a member, will convene in Washington, D.C. for a Symposium. On December 5, I am speaking with others on a panel called “Establishment of a Consular Office.”  The event is open to career and honorary consuls nationwide. More […]

Case Watch: Richardson v. The Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands

On August 20, 2013, in Richardson v. Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117763 (D.V.I. Aug. 20, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands found the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) subject to suit pursuant to the tortious act exception of […]

Case Watch: Penades v. Republic of Ecuador

In August 2013, Mr. Daniel Penades, a citizen of Uruguay, filed a lawsuit, Penades v. The Republic of Ecuador, 13-cv-5562, in federal court in New York against Ecuador. In the complaint, he demands a jury trial and alleges that Ecuador failed to pay its obligations pursuant to the terms of […]

Case Watch: Box v. Dallas Mexican Consulate

In a case in Texas, Box v. Dallas Mexican Consulate, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155465 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 30, 2013), a real estate broker is suing the Dallas Mexican Consulate in connection with the Consulate’s search for a new Consulate location and the Consulate’s failure to pay him for his […]

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