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  • Second Circuit Deems Itself Able to Fathom Louisiana Contract Law; Dissent Begs to Differ

    Blawgletter had the pleasure of trying a case in Louisiana state court last year. The subject matter — a fight over oil and gas rights and 3D seismic data — fit well within our legal wheelhouse. But something made us feel like a fish out of water. The law in the Pelican State, you see, gets...

  • Foreign Air Cargo Carriers Dodge Price-Fixing Claims

    The Federal Aviation Act pre-empts state laws that “relate[] to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” The statute thus bars state law price-fixing claims against your American Airlineses, your U.S. Airwayses, your Virgin Americas, and — yes — even your Air Gumbos and your go!s. But what about our foreign flying friends at...

  • Texas Bar to Claim Tilted Conflict of Laws Test Against Hawaii — and the Plaintiff

    Yes, yes, the helicopter crash that killed people and hurt others happened in Hawaii. Lots of other stuff that may have led to the accident also took place in the Aloha State. Some relevant contacts had a nexus with France or Nevada. The defendant, though, had its main place of business in Grand Prairie, Texas...

  • Cristal v. Cristalino: Et Tu, Brut?

      The Champagne wine region, en rouge. Champagne, Blawgletter hears, comes only from France.  Nor may it hail from just any old spot within the domain of Marianne.  Non!  Absolument pas!  It must originate from — certainement! — either of two splotches in the northeast. Which may help explain why the Gallic maker of “Cristal” Champagne sued a Spanish...

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