Monday, January 11, 2010

Equatorial Marine Fuel Mgm't Svcs v. MISC Berhad (9th Cir. - Jan. 11, 2010)

I've been getting a tiny bit behind on my daily reading due to both the holidays and the fact that I'm in D.C. furiously preparing for an oral argument before the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. An argument that concerns the fascinating world of ERISA when intersected with the thrilling concepts of standards of review.

So I was trying to think of a case that might be even more boring for the average reader.

And thought: What about maritime law? When it involves admiralty, and the special rules of attachment therein?

There you go. Excitement personified.

The only thing that could make such a hypothetical case more thrilling would be if it was about who was holding the bag for $22 million of fuel that a seller delivered to a buyer's middleman after the middleman went under.