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Case of the Day: TIG Insurance v. Argentina

Posted on July 15, 2019

The case of the day is TIG Insurance Co. v. Republic of Argentina (D.D.C. 2019). TIG had an arbitral award against Argentina and a default judgment confirming the award that, with interest and penalties, was in the amount of $33.66 million. In 2018, Argentina decided to list real property in Washington for sale. The property had previously been used as a diplomatic residence but had fallen into disrepair. TIG moved for writs of attachment and execution, but Argentina immediately thereafter took the property off the market. The question was whether the property had immunity from execution under the FSIA.

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Lago Agrio: Update and Correction

Posted on July 11, 2019

A correction to my last post on the Lago Agrio case. An alert reader noted that there is still an enforcement proceeding pending in Argentina’s Supreme Court. In late 2017, I reported on the first-instance decision in Argentina, and although I didn’t cover it, in July 2018 Chevron published an English translation of the appellate decision affirming the lower court’s decision. I cannot find a reference online to the proceeding in the Argentine Supreme Court, but assuming the reader’s account is correct, then it is not right to say that the Lago Agrio case is wholly over. Hope springs eternal in the human breast. A few more observations about the latest development in Canada:

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Case of the Day: In re Request for Judicial Assistance from the First Instance Court in Civil and Commercial Matters

Posted on February 19, 2019

The case of the day is In re Request for Judicial Assistance from the First Instance Court in Civil and Commercial Matters No. 12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (M.D. Fla. 2019). An Argentine court requested judicial assistance from the United States under the Hague Evidence Convention in order to obtain bank account statements for a particular bank account and information about a particular wire transfer. The government decided to execute the request and brought an application under § 1782 for appointment of a commissioner to take the evidence from Merrill Lynch, the bank in question.

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