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Ted Folkman

Civil & Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
International Judicial Assistance

I resolve civil and commercial disputes through negotiation, litigation, and arbitration. I am experienced in contract and licensing cases, partnership and close corporation disputes, collections and asset recovery, claims against agents and fiduciaries, Massachusetts real property and leasing disputes, and cross-border business cases. I also serve as an arbitrator in commercial and consumer cases.
I help to gather evidence anywhere in the United States for use in foreign lawsuits and to enforce foreign judgments. I use a federal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1782, to take US discovery. I work with counsel abroad to help gather evidence in foreign countries for use in US proceedings. I have also litigated claims against foreign governments and claims alleging violations of customary international law.

Letters Blogatory

The Blog of International Judicial Assistance

Publication of the Day

The Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published The HCCH Service Convention in the Era of Electronic and Information Technology, a set of papers stemming from the HCCH a|Bridged 2019 conference held almost a year ago. I was one of the speakers, and my paper on Email as a Secure Means of Transmission under the HCCH Service Convention is the first paper in the collection.

Case of the Day

The case of the day is Strategic Technologies Pte Ltd. v. Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China Ministry of National Defense, [2020] EWCA Civ. 1604. Strategic Technologies had a contract to supply goods to the Taiwanese government.

Case to Watch

I’m keeping an eye on Aljabri v. Bin Salman, a blockbuster complaint brought by Dr. Saad Aljabri, who claims that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman, is trying to have him killed. The complaint alleges that after he fled from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Aljabri received a Whatsapp message from the Crown Prince demanding that he return immediately.

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