Month: September 2014

  • Case of the Day: In re Naranjo

    It never rains but it pours. The case of the day is In re Naranjo (4th Cir. 2014). The case was an appeal by the Lago Agrio plaintiffs and one of their lawyers, Letters Blogatory contributor Aaron Marr Page, from discovery orders in separate proceedings brought by Chevron under Section 1782 and under FRCP 45. […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron Corp.

    The case of the day is Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron Corp. (Hoge Raad 2014). The Dutch Supreme Court affirmed the BIT arbitral award against Ecuador, which arose out of Chevron’s claim that it had suffered damages on account of undue delay in the settlement of lawsuits TexPet (of which Chevron was a shareholder) had […]

  • New Feature: The Index

    Readers, if you’ve been reading for a long time, you will know that I have gone through a lot of variations on the theme of allowing you to look up relevant cases on Letters Blogatory more easily. When I started out, I would write about a case of the day and then add a brief […]

  • Case of the Day: Freedom Watch v. OPEC

    The case of the day is Freedom Watch, Inc. v. OPEC (D.C. Cir. 2014). This is the appeal from the case of the day from January 28, 2013. Here is a bit of my description of the case from the prior post: Freedom Watch, a right-wing organization that accuses the “Obama-Clinton regime” of “using the […]

  • Book Review: Michael Goldhaber’s Crude Awakening: Chevron In Ecuador

    I don’t know whether the timing of Michael Goldhaber’s new e-book, Crude Awakening, which came out shortly before Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle, was mere coincidence, but it is fair to say that for Steven Donziger, September is the cruelest month. Folks who have not been following the twists and turns of the Chevron/Ecuador […]