Lago Agrio: Canadian Supreme Court’s Judgment To Be Delivered On Friday

On Friday at 9:45 a.m. EDT, the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver its judgment in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje. It’s been a while, so as a reminder, this is the case in which the LAPs are seeking recognition of the Ecuadoran judgment in Canada.

Because the Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the US Supreme Court, announces in advance that it will be delivering judgments, it’s possible to do a little planning and prepare some expert commentary on the decision to appear on Friday or as soon thereafter as may be. On the other hand, we don’t know what kind of decision it is going to be. Will it be a decision about Canadian corporate law, with limited implications and interest for us? Or will it, on the other hand, be a sweeping decision about comity and the grounds on which a court should refuse recognition of foreign judgments? Or something else altogether? Either way, I expect to have reaction from a fine group of Canadian lawyers and others, so check back in on Friday!

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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