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Case of the Day: Thai-Lao Lignite v. Laos

Posted on July 19, 2012

The case of the day is Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) Co. v. Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (2d Cir. 2012). We first saw the case in my post of August 25, 2011. I have also reported on two related cases under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, one a request for judicial assistance to obtain discovery from Laos itself, the other a request for judicial assistance to obtain discovery from Électricité de France International in order to uncover Laotian assets from which the judgment against Laos could be satisfied. In the prior post, I described the facts as follows: Lignite is a low-quality coal used for generating electricity. The Hongsa region of Laos, near the Thai border, has it, and in the early 1990s, Thailand…

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