Case Watch

July 17, 2017

Case Watch: Haston v. Cuba

In 2016, Robin Haston filed suit against the Republic of Cuba, Case No. 1:16-cv-615, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. In the Complaint (Dkt. 1), Haston contends that three members of the Cuban National Soccer […]

June 5, 2017

Case Watch: Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne

On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., 581 U.S. ___ (2017). In an opinion authored by Justice Breyer, the Supreme Court determined that a […]

March 23, 2017

Case Watch: Nnaka v. Nigeria

On February 27, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in Nnaka v. Nigeria, 1:16cv1400. In that suit, Nnaka alleged that Nigeria had retained him as an attorney to find Nigerian assets and to […]

February 27, 2017

Case Watch: United Healthcare v. Embassy of Libya

On February 24, 2017, United Healthcare Services, Inc. filed a breach of contract and unjust enrichment action against the Embassy of Libya and the Embassy’s Health Attaché in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Case No. 1:17-cv-00339. […]

October 26, 2016

Case Watch: Stati v. Kazakhstan

On August 5, 2016, in Stati v. Kazakhstan, 1:14cv1638 (D.D.C.), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion finding jurisdiction in a case involving an arbitration award, but staying the proceeding pending final resolution of the […]

July 11, 2016

Case Watch: Villoldo v. Cuba

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued its decision in Villoldo v. Cuba, Case No. 15-1808. In 2008, brothers Afredo and Gustavo Villoldo sued Cuba in Florida state court alleging that, in 1959, […]

June 27, 2016

Case Watch – Sovannara v. Cambodia

On April 8, 2016, citizen of the United States and Cambodia, Meach Sovannara, together with his wife, Jamie Meach, and their three minor children, filed a complaint against Cambodia and Hun Manet in the U.S. District Court for the Central […]

February 29, 2016

Case Watch: Africard v. Niger

On February 4, 2016, Africard Co., Ltd. filed a petition to confirm an arbitration award against the Republic of Niger in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. See Case No. 1:16-cv-196, Dkt. 1. Africard alleges that, in […]

February 15, 2016

Case Watch: Box v. Dallas Mexican Consulate General

On August 19, 2015, in Box v. Dallas Mexican Consulate General, Case No. 14-10744, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the district court’s order granting the Consulate’s Rule 59(e) motion to reconsider a default judgment and […]

January 22, 2016

Case Watch: Gold Reserve v. Venezuela

In November 2015, I wrote about the case of Gold Reserve, Inc. v. Venezuela, Case No. 1:14-cv-02014. The case is now pending before the appellate court, and Gold Reserve has begun attachment-of-asset proceedings. Here are the details: In 2014, Petitioner […]

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