The February, 2016 issue of The Globe, the newsletter for the International and Immigration Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, which is edited by Lewis F. Matuszewich, has been published.  The articles include:

  • Editor’s comments An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
  • Message from the Chair A message from Chair Tejas Shah.
  • Staffing company may selectively use e-verify An employer that selectively creates E-Verify cases for employees based on citizenship status or national origin may violate the INA’s anti-discrimination provision.
  • Use of foreign governing law and arbitration clauses in Arab commercial agency and distributorship agreements This article summarizes certain contractual drafting issues that confront Western (e.g., U.S. or European) companies that do business through commercial agents or distributors in the Arab Middle East.
  • Professor David J. Gerber elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law Professor David J. Gerber, co-director of the Program in International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) at the organization’s annual meeting in October in Dallas.
  • Taking a default Defaulting has pejorative connotations, but sometimes accepting a default judgment may be a wise decision. Courts sometimes permit alternatives to traditional service, FRCP 4. The Hague Service Convention, the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rotatory, and the ubiquitous, pervasive Internet make service of process easier. The Internet has also spawned complaints with hundreds of defendants, often for alleged copyright or trademark violations. For the innocent, downstream, small business defendant, defaulting may be more rational than defending, even when the complaint contains deceptive and false allegations. Decision considerations and likely settlement elements are presented.
  • Recent cases Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
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