A number of people have commented that the main stream media hasn’t provided details about ExxonMobile’s successful attempt to obtain an “Order of Attachment” against PDVSA a/k/a the Venezuelan oil company that has something to do with Venezuelan politics. For some reason the people releasing press releases about this neglected to provide the source documents. I am sure that was an oversight.
Anyway, in the US, the case was filed in the Southern District of New York and referred to Judge Deborah A. Batts. Some firm called Steptoe & Johnson represents Mobil Cerro Negro, Ltd. The docket number is 07-11590. PDVSA is represented by Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle. There are a lot of filings available on ECF. They have even been translated into English. I picked up a few of them for you, the reader. (Note: Since I noticed that both firms have been looking at this page, if you have any documents to post (i.e. things filed in court) I will post or link to them. If you leave a comment, I will prominently post it.)
- Initial Complaint
- Order of Attachment
- Plaintiff's Memorandum in Support of Motion
- Order Vacating Confirmation of Attachment (contains date of hearing)
- Memorandum in Opposition to Confirmation of Attachment (very interesting)