Cravath Tells 2nd Circ. Shell Docs Bid A 'Gambit'

Law360, Los Angeles (April 14, 2017, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP told the Second Circuit it shouldn’t have to hand over Royal Dutch Shell documents for a planned environmental and human rights suit abroad, saying in a brief on Thursday that the records aren’t the firm’s to give.

The law firm is fighting a January order allowing Nigerian environmental and human rights advocate Esther Kiobel to subpoena documents from an earlier failed suit in which Cravath represented Shell, telling the appeals court the go-ahead was only given after Kiobel figured out work-arounds to the rules laid out in the statute, known as Section 1782, that provides for...

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