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Cravath Tells 2nd Circ. Shell Docs Secrecy Is 'Iron-Clad'

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to reverse a lower court’s decision ordering it to turn over Royal Dutch Shell documents in connection with litigation in the Netherlands, saying the documents are covered by an “iron-clad” confidentiality agreement and being forced to give them up would invite discovery tourism.

Neal Kumar Katyal of Hogan Lovells, arguing for Cravath, told the three-judge panel that litigants should not be able to “go after the lawyer” to get documents it could not get otherwise....
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Case Title

Kiobel v. Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 STATUTES-Other

Date Filed

February 14, 2017

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