Case of the Day: Diaz v. Galopy Corp.
The case of the day is Diaz v. Galopy Corp. International, N.V. (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2018). In 2014, Anibal Montenegro Diaz, a Venezuelan lawyer, sued Galopy in a Venezuelan court for unpaid legal fees. In 2015, the court found in her favor on liability, and in 2016, it awarded Diaz the fees and sent the […]
Case of the Day: K&L Export v. Corpovex
The case of the day is K&L Export, Inc. v. Corpovex (S.D. Fla. 2018). K&L sued Corpovex in November 2017. Four months later, the court dismissed the case without prejudice on the grounds that the plaintiff had failed to effect service of process on Corpovex, a Venezuelan entity.
Case to Watch: Helmerich & Payne International v. Venezuela
This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Helmerich & Payne International v. Venezuela. I wrote about the case back in May 2015. Here was my description of the facts: Helmerich & Payne, an Oklahoma oil company, operated in Venezuela through subsidiaries incorporated under Venezuelan law. Beginning in 2007, its subsidiary made contracts with […]
Case of the Day: Crystallex International v. Petróleos de Venezuela
The case of the day is Crystallex International Corp. v. Petróleos de Venezuela (D. Del. 2016). Crystallex was a Canadian corporation that had brought an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela, relating primarily to Venezuela’s denial of a permit to allow Crystallex to mine gold deposits in the Las Cristinas area and to the decision of a […]
Case of the Day: In re Application of Gazprom
The case of the day is In re Gazprom Latin America Servicios, CA (S.D. Tex. 2016). Gazprom Latin America, a Venezuela company, brought a § 1782 application seeking discovery from Jean-Marc Pivert. The court granted the application ex parte, and then moved to compel and for contempt. Privert then moved to vacate the original order.