Month: May 2018

  • Lago Agrio: Gibraltar and Other Updates

    A few updates from the Lago Agrio case: The Supreme Court of Gibraltar has entered a default judgment against Pablo Fajardo, the Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia, and others, for approximately $38 million in damages. It also enjoins them from doing anything “in or from Gibraltar for the purpose of assisting or supporting” the […]

  • Lago Agrio: Chevron Prevails In Ontario Court of Appeal

    Lago Agrio: Chevron Prevails In Ontario Court of Appeal

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has affirmed the Superior Court’s decision holding that the Lago Agrio plaintiffs cannot reach the assets of Chevron’s indirect subsidiary in Canada to satisfy the judgment against Chevron they obtained in Ecuador.

  • Case of the Day: State Farm v. Amazon

    The case of the day is State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (D. Ariz. 2018). Following a fire at the home of Hussein Zeitoun, Zeitoun’s insurer, State Farm, brought an action against LG Chem, Ltd. The facts of the case aren’t stated in the decision, but we can infer that State Farm […]

  • Case of the Day: Kinyua v. Sudan

    The case of the day is Kinyua v. Republic of Sudan (D.D.C. 2018). The case arose out of the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Since 2001, victims and their families had been suing Iran and Sudan, state sponsors of the terrorist attacks, under the FSIA’s state-sponsored terrorism exception to […]

  • Case of the Day: Devengoechea v. Venezuela

    The case of the day is Devengoechea v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (11th Cir. 2018). Ricardo Devengoechea, a US citizen who lived in Florida, was the descendant of Joaquín de Mier, a friend of the illustrious Simón Bolívar. Bolívar spent his last days on the island of Santa Maria with de Mier, and de Mier […]