Month: September 2013

  • Noel Doran On The Pensive Quill and Anthony McIntyre

    Noel Doran is the editor of the Irish News in Belfast. A US blog on international judicial assistance may not often be asked to consider the curious story of an Irish writer who does not exist, but regular readers of Letters Blogatory are unlikely to be surprised by the latest twists in the case of […]

  • Doug Cassel on the New Partial Arbitral Award

    Chevron advocate, professor of law, and friend-of-Letters-Blogatory Doug Cassel weighs in on the new arbitral award in the Chevron-Ecuador investment treaty arbitration. In his recent post on the new arbitral award in the Chevron-Ecuador investment treaty arbitration, Ted Folkman wondered, first, whether Chevron “will seek to use the ultimate arbitral award as the basis for […]

  • Lago Agrio: Second Circuit Denies The Petition For Mandamus, Judge Kaplan To Remain On Case

    In a brief order, the Second Circuit today denied the petition of the Lago Agrio plaintiffs and Steven Donziger for a writ of mandamus that sought to remove Judge Kaplan from the RICO case, to vacate some of his prior orders, and to delay the start of the trial. Roger Parloff, who it seems was […]

  • Lago Agrio: Brazil Update

    IJA Brigade member Rafael Salomão Romano has sent in a brief update on the status of the Lago Agrio homologation case in Brazil. Rafael previously posted about the case back in July 2012. Here’s the latest: the Superior Tribunal de Justiça had sought an opinion on the case from the Federal Public Attorney, because the […]

  • Whytock on The “Chevronization” of Transnational Litigation

    Friend-of-Letters-Blogatory Chris Whytock, Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine and adviser to the ALI on the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, has posted a new paper, Some Cautionary Notes on the “Chevronization” of Transnational Litigation, which is to be published in the Stanford Journal of Complex […]