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Case of the Day: In re Rivada Networks

The case of the day is In re Application of Rivada Networks (E.D. Va. 2017). Rivada was an unsuccessful bidder for a Mexican government telecommunications contract. It claimed that the winning bidder, Altan, had received a copy of the government’s confidential bidding memorandum before the bid, thus rendering the bid process unfair. Rivada brought an action in the Mexican federal court and brought an ex parte § 1782 application to serve subpoenas on Brett Haan, a Virginia resident who helped the government in the bidding process.
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Case of the Day: In re Catalyst Managerial Services

The case of the day is In re Catalyst Managerial Services, DMCC (2d Cir. 2017). The district court had granted Catalyst’s application to take discovery from several banks for use in a breach of contract action that Catalyst had brought against Libya Africa Investment Portfolio in the UK. LAIP’s main argument was that the discovery sought was unduly burdensome, because while Catalyst made a showing that the evidence it sought was related to its claim for lost profits in the UK, Catalyst’s real motive was to obtain evidence it could use to enforce an eventual judgment in the UK case.
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Case of the Day: In re Rainsy

The case of the day is In re Rainsy (N.D. Cal. 2017). Sam Rainsy, a Cambodian politician, and several other Cambodians had “alleg[ed] human rights violations before the International Criminal Court.” They brought an application for leave to take discovery from Chevron Corp. relating to the 2016 assassination of Cambodian government critic Kem Ley. They sought the discovery not just for use in the ICC proceeding but also in connection with a libel claim Cambodia’s prime minister brought against Rainsy after Rainsy accused the government of involvement in the assassination.
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