Month: May 2013

  • Lago Agrio: ICJ Discussion Featuring Humberto Piaguaje and Pablo Fajardo

    The International Commission of Jurists is holding an event on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, called “Access to Justice and Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses.” Among the speakers: Humberto Piaguaje Lucitante and Pablo Fajardo Mendoza, representatives of the Lago Agrio plaintiffs. The meeting will be held today in Room […]

  • Case of the Day: JBR, Inc. v. Cafe Don Paco, Inc.

    The case of the day is JBR, Inc. v. Café Don Paco, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2013). Rogers Family Coffee (“JBR”) was in the business of providing community aid for sustainable coffee farming. Café Café Don Paco, Inc. was a Texas business that imported and distributed coffee from Café Don Paco, S.A., its Nicaraguan affiliate. Roberto […]

  • Paper of the Day: S.I. Strong on the Applicability of Section 1782 to International Arbitration

    S.I. Strong has posted a new and highly recommended paper on SSRN titled Discovery Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782: Distinguishing International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration. The paper is to be published in the forthcoming issue of the Stanford Journal on Complex Litigation. I had been working on a full review of the paper, […]

  • Case of the Day: Hazim v. Schiel & Denver Book Group

    The case of the day is Hazim v. Schiel & Denver Book Group (S.D. Tex. 2013). Omar Hazim was the author of “Islam in the Heartland of America.” He sued Schiel & Denver Publishing Ltd., Schiel & Denver Book Publishers, and Schiel & Denver Book Group for copyright infringement, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, […]

  • Lago Agrio: Guess What Came Up At The Chevron Annual Meeting?

    According to a press release from the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, our favorite case was front and center at today’s annual meeting of Chevron’s shareholders. Activist Simon Billenness offered a resolution to lower the threshold necessary for shareholders to call meetings on their own. He had a pithy quote: “A Chevron lawyer summed up the legal […]