Venezuela Wants $42M Award Fight Nixed Over Bad Service

Law360 (April 7, 2020, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Venezuela has urged a D.C. federal court to toss litigation seeking to enforce a $42 million arbitral award against it, saying French plastics company Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Europe did not properly serve it.

The plastics company failed to serve Venezuela’s attorney general in accordance with the Hague Convention and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the country said on Monday.

“Although plaintiff initiated the process of servicing the Republic pursuant to article 5 of the Hague Convention by sending a request for service to Venezuela’s Central Authority, actual service of process has not been made in accordance with the internal law of...

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