In Doermer v. Oxford Fin’l Group, Ltd., No. 17-1659 (7th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018), the Seventh Circuit had before it an example of what Chief Judge Diane Wood called a “depressingly common” type of litigation: “[f]amily disputes over who owns what.” In resolving the appeal, the court resolved a couple of interesting diversity jurisdictional issues that such disputes can present. View Full Post
Supreme Court Decides Case That the 7th Circuit Could Not Review En Banc Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 16-534 (Feb. 21, 2018), affirming the Seventh Circuit by holding that a provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g), does not create a freestanding exception to the general prohibition on executing a judgment against a foreign state. View Full Post
Artis v. D.C.: SCOTUS Explains How § 1367(d) Stops the Clock The federal supplemental jurisdiction statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1367, allows a litigant with a federal claim to bring into federal court with it any state claims that are so related to the federal claim that they “form part of the same case or controversy under Article III of the United States Constitution.”  Thus, a plaintiff seeking damages under 42 U.S.C. View Full Post
Navigating U.S. Export Barriers: What All Small Businesses Should Know About Complying with U.S. Export Control Regulation By:   Ngosong Fonkem[1] This article was originally posted on the “State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Section Blog.” The first five rounds of the scheduled seven rounds of the modernization and renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) has drawn to a close. View Full Post
How to Dissolve Your Unneeded Wisconsin Corporation Sometimes keeping a corporation going serves no useful purpose. If you have such a corporation, here are some useful steps to consider. Typical corporate terminations involve both a “liquidation,” the act of converting all corporate assets to cash, paying all outstanding bills, and distributing the remaining cash to the shareholders in exchange for their stock, and a “dissolution,” the legal steps necessary to end the corporation’s existence. View Full Post