Month: March 2012

  • Lago Agrio Developments

    [Updated: A knowledgeable source has told me that in fact the AFP report referenced below was incorrect and that the Ecuadoran Supreme Court has made no decision on the case one way or the other. Stay tuned!] There are two developments to note in Ecuador on the Lago Agrio case. First, the appellate court in […]

  • Update on the Hague Service Convention In Mexico

    Back in July 2011, I commented on some problems with implementation of the Hague Service Convention in Mexico. The Mexico situation caught others’ attention, too. In November 2011, the Consultoría Jurídica of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and the Mexican Central Authority, held a workshop […]

  • We’re Back!

    No, Letters Blogatory was not hacked. I did, however, press a wrong button, so to speak, and the server went down for several hours. I apologize to all readers—as the blog of international judicial assistance, Letters Blogatory has responsibilities, the first of which is to be available for you to read!

  • Case of the Day: In re China Intelligent Lighting and Electronics Sec. Litig.

    The case of the day is In re China Intelligent Lighting & Electronics, Inc. Securities Litigation (C.D. Cal. 2012). The plaintiffs, Perritt Emerging Opportunities Fund, Universal Invest Quality SICAV, Acero SA, and Antoine de Sejournet, brought a putative class action against China Intelligent Lighting, a Delaware corporation doing business in China, and several officers or […]

  • Case of the Day: Ocean Partners Holdings v. Doe Run Resources

    Case of the Day: Ocean Partners Holdings v. Doe Run Resources

    The case of the day is Ocean Partners Holdings Ltd. v. Doe Run Resources Corp. (E.D. Mo. 2012). We previously saw a case against Doe Run, A.O.A. v. Doe Run Resources Corp. (E.D. Mo. 2011), the case of the day from December 13, 2011. In today’s case of the day, Ocean Partners sought confirmation of […]