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Lago Agrio: Donziger’s Reply Brief

Day two of this week’s Lago Agrio coverage: Steven Donziger has filed his reply brief in the Second Circuit RICO case. I’m not sure why the due date for this brief was later than the due date than the LAP reply brief—I haven’t studied the case calendar. But in any event, it’s another strong brief from Deepak Gupta’s office.
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Case of the Day: Styslinger v. Styslinger

The case of the day is Styslinger v. Styslinger (Conn. Super. Ct. 2014). The plaintiff wanted to serve a post-judgment motion for contempt on the defendant, who was in the UK. She sought and received leave to make service by registered mail. The defendant moved to dismiss on the grounds that the motion had not been properly served. The judge properly denied the motion.
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Case of the Day: In re Berlamont

The case of the day is In re Application of Berlamont (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Franck Berlamont applied for leave to serve a subpoena under § 1782 in order to obtain a transcript of testimony Rajiv Jaitly gave in a deposition in an earlier New York case, Rembaum v. Banco Santander. The deposition had, apparently, taken place in England pursuant to a letter rogatry from the New York court issued under the Hague Evidence Convention. The application was in aid of a Swiss criminal investigation into Manuel Echevarria, a former colleague of Jaitly in Optimal Investment Services. The judge allowed the application.
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