Case of the Day: In re Kiobel
The case of the day is In re Kiobel (S.D.N.Y. 2017). Esther Kiobel was the plaintiff in the now-famous Kiobel case, a class action against Royal Dutch Shell and others under the Alien Tort Statute, claiming that Shell was liable for human rights violations committed by the Nigerian government against her and others in Nigeria […]
Case of the Day: Honig v. Cardis Enterprises
The case of the day is Honig v. Cardis Enterprises International N.V. (E.D.N.Y. 2016). Edward Honig sued Cardis Enterprises International N.V.,and others for securities fraud. Cardis was a Curaçao company. It moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process.
Lago Agrio: Dutch Court Rejects Ecuador’s Motion to Set Aside the Interim Awards
The District Court of the Hague has rejected Ecuador’s attempt to set aside the interim awards entered by the tribunal hearing the BIT dispute between Ecuador and Chevron. As I have previously noted, the tribunal had ordered Ecuador to “take all measures necessary to suspend or cause to be suspended the enforcement and recognition within […]
Case of the Day: Dooh v. Royal Dutch Shell
The case of the day is Dooh v. Royal Dutch Shell plc, a recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the Hague. The decision is apparently only available in Dutch, though the link has an official press release in English describing the decision.
Case of the Day: In re Petition of Macquarie Bank
The case of the day is In re Petition for Judicial Assistance of Macquarie Bank, Ltd. (D. Nev. 2015). Macquarie, an Australian bank, had lent $11 million to Juno Holdings, B.V., a Netherlands Antilles company, in anticipation of an IPO by Juno’s indirect subsidiary, Liberty Financial Pty Ltd. Juno did not repay the loan, and […]