Month: October 2013

  • Lago Agrio: Donziger and the LAPs Cite Letters Blogatory

    Due to my own schedule, I haven’t been writing about the various pending motions in the Lago Agrio RICO trial. I’ve got a day job, you know! But I did want to point to Donziger and the LAPs’ motion to strike Judge Guerra’s testimony. I’m not going to give a view about the motion in […]

  • Case of the Day: Opati v. Republic of Sudan

    The case of the day is Opati v. Republic of Sudan (D.D.C. 2013). The decision does not make the nature of the case clear, but according to the Second Amended Complaint, the case involves claims against Iran and Sudan alleging that the two states had sponsored the terrorist attacks against the US embassies in Dar […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Leret

    The case of the day is In re Application of Leret (D.D.C. 2013). Patrick Roger Leret and Luis Ernesto Gonzales sought leave under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to serve a subpoena on Alvaro Roche Cisneros. Leret and Gonzales said the discovery they sought was for use in three actions pending in Venezuela, which in summary […]

  • Case of the Day: LT Game International v. DEQ Systems

    The case of the day is LT Game International Ltd. v. DEQ Systems Corp. (D.N.J. 2013). The claim was for patent infringement. DEQ was in Quebec. LT served process by mail, and DEQ moved to quash the service. The court granted the motion, but not for the reasons you might fear. I’ve previously opined that […]

  • Lago Agrio: More on the Corroboration of Judge Guerra’s Claims

    I had an interesting discussion on Friday with Roger Parloff on Twitter regarding the records that, Chevron says, corroborate Judge Guerra’s account of his participation in a bribery scheme. I said to Roger that I thought there might be a hearsay problem with the records, and he said (I think he was in court for […]