Lago Agrio: More on the DC Circuit’s Decision

Readers, I forgot to mention an important point in my recent post on the DC Circuit’s decision affirming confirmation of Chevron’s $96 million award against Ecuador.

I noted in the post that the arbitration hadn’t related directly to the Lago Agrio case, which is correct. But I had forgotten a point I wrote about in July 2013: the Lago Agrio plaintiffs have obtained an order from an Ecuadoran court requiring the state to pay the award to them rather than to Chevron on account of their judgment against Chevron in the Lago Agrio case. So like everything else, the new case case, too, does relate to the Lago Agrio dispute.

I am seeking some additional information about the status of things and will let you know what I learn.

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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