Lago Agrio: The Amici Are Coming!

Several amici curiae have filed briefs with the Second Circuit. Here are the briefs, for your reading pleasure. I haven’t had the time to do more than scan them yet.

I did note one fun zinger in the Civil Law Scholars’ brief:

We also put to one side Judge Kaplan’s conclusion that as a matter of fact it would have been impossible for the three-judge panel of the appellate court to conduct a de novo review of the 188 page trial judgment and the trial record within the period available—this despite the fact that Judge Kaplan himself was able to produce a 586 page decision less than a month after the close of briefing after the end of a seven week bench trial.

Update: Chevron has filed an opposition to Ecuador’s motion for leave to submit its amicus brief, and an opposition to the other amicis’ motions.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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