Here’s an interesting post by Charles Kotuby on on a recent opinion from the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: Proving Foreign Law in U.S. Federal Court: Is the Use of Foreign Legal Experts “Bad Practice”?.  The case is Bodum U.S.A., Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc.  (opinion here) (available at 2010 WL 3432220), decided by all all-star line-up. Two of the three judges  on the panel – Frank Easterbrook and Richard Posner– agreed that courts should be skeptical of expert testimony on foreign law and rely more significantly on published sources. The third member, Judge Diane Wood, suggested that judges could miss important nuances of foreign law without the assistance of appropriate experts.