U.S. Discovery in Aid of German Proceedings: Kreke Immobilien, Sal. Oppenheim and Deutsche Bank

Today’s guest post is a slightly amended version of a post published at Letters Blogatory last week. Ted Folkmann discusses In re application of Kreke Immobilien, a case from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A German party was seeking discovery under Sec. 1782 U.S.C. in support of German proceedings. Sec. 1782 has become an increasingly popular tool (see here for an earlier post on the topic) for German litigants to overcome the inherent limitations of German civil procedure to obtain documents from the opponent, or from third parties. But let’s now hear from Ted: Continue reading

ABA Journal: Amici Letters for 100 Best Blawgs 2013

Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a blog—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blog you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.”

The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2013. Just in case you’re interested, some blawgs that I read regularly, in alpabetical order: Adam Smith, Esq.Art Law Report, Kluwer Arbitration Blog and Letters Blogatory.