Month: June 2017

  • Lago Agrio: Supreme Court Denies Donziger’s Petition For Cert.

    Yesterday the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Steven Donziger and several Lago Agrio plaintiffs, seeking review of the Second Circuit decision affirming Judge Kaplan’s judgment in the Chevron RICO case. Barring any unexpected surprises, and barring any ancillary proceedings in aid of cases pending elsewhere, this brings the […]

  • Case of the Day: Commonwealth v. Carter

    Today’s case of the day, Commonwealth v. Carter, is off-topic, but it was tried right here in Massachusetts, and I think you’ll find it interesting and maybe horrifying. This case will be taught in law schools for many years to come. Michelle Carter, a minor at the time of the crime, was indicted as a […]

  • Case of the Day: Mesa Power Group v. Canada

    The case of the day is Mesa Power Group, LLC v. Government of Canada (D.D.C. 2017). The underlying case was a NAFTA arbitration, which took place in Miami. I’ve previously covered some 1782 applications that arose out of it (here, here, and here). Here were the facts: Ontario launched a renewable energy program called the […]

  • {Insert Name Here} Must Resign

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, did what Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Director of the NSA Adm. Michael S. Rogers did when they testified a few days ago: he refused to answer the Committee’s questions about his discussions with President Trump, and he expressly refused to […]

  • OFAC Sanctions Honda

    The law governing export controls is a niche area, and I have to say I know very little about it. I did, however, recently come across a post by Clif Burns of Bryan Cave that called to mind the Kuwait Airways case I’ve written about before. Burns’s post noted a recent sanction that the Office […]