03/28/2012 09:51:43 AM EST
New York Federal Judge Denies Motion Seeking Discovery From Laos
NEW YORK - After determining that a New York federal court lacked jurisdiction to compel discovery from a foreign government under U.S. law, a judge on March 19 denied a motion that sought certain discovery from the government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic for aid in a French proceeding in which the companies seek to confirm the arbitration award in their favor (Thai-Lao Lignite [Thailand] Co. Ltd., et al. v. Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, No. 11-4363, S.D. N.Y.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37915; See November 2011, Page 6).
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