Tuesday, August 19, 2008
"For procedural jocks, life don't get much better than this," say Beck and Herrmann yesterday, reporting on a recent removal/remand decision. Click here to read their summary and find a link to the decision, which addresses everything from the timing and medium of the consent needed for unanimity to who can give that consent. --RR
Monday, August 18, 2008
Back in June, Prof. Counseller wrote about a personal-jurisdiction case styled Phillips v. Prarie Eye Center from the First Circuit. We recently received the following comment and thought we should bump it to the top in case folks want to respond:
So, I am the Dr. Phillips in the above lawsuit. I am also an attorney. We are preparing an appeal regarding this case to the Supreme Court. I was hoping that someone would be so kind as to share their opinions regarding issues that can be brought up in the brief that will decrease the liklihood that the SC will deny cert. We will certainly include an argument that e-mail should be treated no different than any other from of communication (in person or otherwise). We will also include arguments that I cannot be considered to have reached out in Illinois and all other 50 states by posting my resume on a passive website and that, in fact, Prairie reached out by initating contact with me through an e-mail directed specifically to me. What other strong points do you see?