Case of the Cay Commissions Import Export v. Congo
The case of the day is Commissions Import Export S.A. v. Republic of the Congo (D. Utah 2016). The Congolese government failed to pay Commissions on public works and materials contracts in the 1980s. An arbitral tribunal issued an award in favor of Commissions, and Commissions obtained recognition of the award in England in 2009. […]
Case of the Day: Commissions Import Export v. Republic of the Congo
The case of the day is Commissions Import Export, S.A. v. Republic of the Congo (D.D.C. 2015). I’ve written about this case twice before, once in the D.D.C. and once in the D.C. Circuit. In the previous case, the question was: when a party to a foreign arbitration has obtained a judgment confirming the award […]
Case of the Day: Avelar v. J. Cotoia Construction, Inc.
In the case of the day, Avelar v. J. Cotoia Construction, Inc. (E.D.N.Y. 2011), the Permanent Mission to the UN of the People’s Republic of the Congo owned land in Bronxville, New York. It hired J. Cotoia Construction as a demolition contractor, and Cotoia subcontracted with National Waterproofing Systems, LLC, which employed Avelar. Avelar was […]