Mining Dispute

In a case arising from the nation of Guinea’s decision to end a mining rights agreement, a federal court in New York ordered discovery into whether the plaintiff mining company engaged in bribery in connection with its claims against George Soros and certain organizations he allegedly controlled. The company claims the defendants “induced Guinea” to breach the lucrative mining agreement.

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Heard Must Hand Over Arrest Record in Depp Defamation Case

Two years to the day after Amber Heard published an editorial describing the backlash she faced as a domestic abuse survivor, a Virginia judge ordered the actress to produce her arrest record as part of discovery in a defamation case brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

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Indicted Russian Claims Full Compliance With US Trial Subpoenas

A Russian national nicknamed “Putin’s chef” told a federal judge Wednesday that his catering business has complied fully with U.S. government subpoenas ahead of a criminal trial next month where the company will face charges of 2016 election interference. 

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Lawyer for Russian Firm Apoplectic as Contempt Sanction Looms

A Trump-appointed judge said Monday there is a strong likelihood that the Russian firm charged with funding interference in the 2016 presidential election has failed to comply with a government subpoena, a legal botch likely to trigger a contempt-of-court finding.

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