Case of the Day: LS Energia v. Corporation Electrica Nacional
The case of the day is LS Energia Inc. v. Electrica Nacional S.A. (S. D. Fla. 2023). LS Energia, a Florida company, and its Panamanian affiliate brought an action against Venezuela and its state-owned oil and electric companies. The plaintiffs had begun by seeking to serve all three defendants by diplomatic channels under 28 U.S.C. […]
Case of the Day: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics v. Venezuela
The DC Circuit reverses a judgment against Venezuela on service grounds where the central authority failed to execute the request for service.
Case of the Day: Halvorssen v. Simpson
The case of the day is Halvorssen v.Simpson (E.D.N.Y. 2018). Thor Halvorssen, a human rights advocate, claimed that after he criticized Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan power company, for corruption, Derwick hired Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm made famous for its connection with the Steele Dossier, to do a number on him. The claim was brought […]
Case of the Day: Societe Hellin v. Valley Commercial Capital
The case of the day is Societe Hellin S.A. v. Valley Commercial Capital LLC (Fla. Ct. App. 2018). Valley sued Societe Hellin Francisco Morillo, alleging that they had defaulted on an airplane lease and a guaranty. The lease gave a Venezuelan address for both defendants. Valley said it had made unspecified attempts to serve process […]