In the latest twist in the Argentine debt saga, NML Capital has sought to enjoin Cesar Guido Forcieri, a former Argentine government official and World Bank director, from departing as planned from the United States. NML claims that he failed to comply with a subpoena and that immediate relief was necessary in light of his imminent and apparently permanent departure from the country. The judge denied the motion without much comment (though he did call the proposed relief “draconian”). This piqued my interest because of the similarity of the relief sought to the writ of ne exeat. Ne exeat was an equitable writ directed to the sheriff commanding him to commit the defendant to prison until the prison gave security not to leave the…

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