Case of the Day: Washington State Investment Board v. Odebrecht
The case of the day is Washington State Investment Board v. Odebrecht S.A. (S.D.N.Y. 2018). The Washington State Investment Board sued Odebrecht, a Brazilian company, for securities fraud. It sought leave to serve process on Odebrecht by service on Quinn Emmanuel, Odebrecht’s US lawyers in a related criminal case.
Kuwait Airlines Case: German Court Affirms Judgment Against Israeli Passenger
The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt has affirmed a lower court decision rejecting a claim by an Israeli citizen who resided in Germany and who was forbidden to buy a ticket from Frankfurt to Bangkok via Kuwait City on Kuwait Airways.
Lago Agrio: Steven Donziger Petitions the IACHR
Steven Donziger, the American lawyer for the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging that the United States has violated his human rights in connection with the RICO case Chevron filed against him and also his suspension from the practice of law. Aaron Marr Page, a regular […]
Case of the Day: Outokumpu Stainless USA v. Converteam
The case of the day is Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC v. Converteam SAS (11th Cir. 2018). Outokumpu operated a steel plant in Alabama. It contracted with Fives for the purchase of three cold rolling mills for use in the plant. The contract had an agreement to arbitrate calling for arbitration in Germany under the ICC […]
Article of the Day: Alessandro Spinillo on the Madrid High Court of Justice and the Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards
Long-time Letters Blogatory commenter Alessandro Spinillo, an Argentine lawyer, has a new post at the Kluwer Arbitration Blog on The Madrid High Court of Justice and the Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards. The most interesting point in the post is that the Madrid High Court of Justice annuls awards more than 26% of the time. […]