Month: October 2014

  • Lago Agrio: Doug Cassel on the ICC Complaint

    Chevron advocate Doug Cassel gives his thoughts on the Lago Agrio plaintiffs’ new complaint to the ICC prosecutor. Doug’s piece is pretty strident. In fact, he seems to take the complaint so seriously that I wonder whether a post like this really gets what the plaintiffs are trying to do. Maybe the ICC complaint should […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Owl Shipping

    The case of the day is In re Application of Owl Shipping, LLC (D.N.J. 2014). Owl Shipping owns the M/V Owl, and Oriole Shipping, LLC owns the M/V Oriole. Owl Shipping chartered the Owl to Dalian International. It alleges that Dalian failed to pay and Owl had to terminate the charter party. Owl claims it […]

  • Case of the Day: DRC v. Honduras

    The case of the day is DRC, Inc. v. Republic of Honduras (D.D.C. 2014). I last covered the case back in March 2011. DRC had a contract with Fondo Hondureño de Inversión Social (“FHIS”) for construction of water and wastewater projects in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. FHIS was a “sub-entity” of the Republic of […]

  • Lago Agrio: Updates in the Second Circuit and the ICC

    The Second Circuit has denied the motion of Steven Donziger and the Lago Agrio plaintiffs to have the appeal of Judge Kaplan’s judgment in the RICO case assigned to the same panel of judges who decided the Naranjo case. I covered the motion a couple of weeks ago. The LAPs have opened a new front […]

  • Case of the Day: Rishikof v. Mortada

    The case of the day is Rishikof v. Mortada (D.D.C. 2014). Trudith N. Rishikof, a pedestrian, was struck and killed by a car driven by Kamal Mortada. Mortada was a deliveryman employed by the government of Switzerland and driving a Swiss government-owned vehicle. At the time of the accident, he was delivering a package from […]