John Malone Sues Michael Mukasey|To Head Off Chilean Lawsuit

     DENVER (CN) – John C. Malone, head of the Liberty Media cable empire, sued Attorney General Michael Mukasey in Federal Court, seeking to prevent service of a legal action in Chile that seeks to fine Malone $2 million and “require him to divest himself of ownership of one or more U.S. corporations in which he is a shareholder.”

     “Under Chilean law, the Chilean proceeding cannot proceed unless Malone is served personally with the complaint and certain other official documents,” the complaint states.
     Malone claims the service cannot be made under the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, which cover civil and commercial complaints, because this is an antitrust action. He also sued Process Forwarding International, whose process of service he wants enjoined.
     This bare-bones complaint does not elucidate anything about the Chilean action, nor even identify Malone as the head of the Liberty cable empire. Malone bought controlling interest in DirecTV in 2007. That company is not mentioned in this complaint either.
     Malone’s lead counsel is Raquel Rodriguez with McDermott Will & Emery of Miami.

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