Tag Archives: civil procedure

Ford v. Montana: Steering Personal Jurisdiction Away from a “Causation-Only” Approach

JOSH SCHULSTER—The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court was one of the most anticipated in recent memory. In assessing whether the plaintiff’s causes of action arose out of or related to Ford’s contacts with the forum states (Montana and Minnesota), the Court’s majority opinion held that Ford’s […]

PDVSA US Litigation Trust v. Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

LAUREN ALVAREZ—On March 3, 2018, a litigation trust for Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), sued international oil companies Lukoil, Glencore, Trafigura AG, and Vitol, among others, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to bribe Venezuelan officials and corrupt oil company employees in exchange for advance information about crude oil prices. […]

Yes, #BlackLivesMatter. No, #YouCantSueAHashtag.

KRISTEN TAYLOR—On Thursday, September 28, 2017, a federal judge in the Middle District of Louisiana ruled that neither Black Lives Matter nor its hashtag could be sued. The decision came after an officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department, who was injured during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on July 9, 2016, filed suit against […]