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Belize v. Belize Social Development Ltd.

Petition for certiorari denied on January 9, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-830 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: (1) Whether, under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, as applied to the New York Convention by Article III, a foreign forum is per se inadequate because specific assets in the United States cannot be attached by a foreign court, as the D.C. Circuit has held, or whether it is adequate if it has jurisdiction and some attachable assets, as the Second Circuit held; and (2) whether, under Article V(2)(b) of the New York Convention, the public policy in favor of arbitration yields where confirmation of an arbitral award would be contrary to countervailing public policies, such as those grounded in constitutional separation of powers principles, combating government corruption and/or international comity. CVSG: 12/07/2016.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 22 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 25, 2016)
Dec 31 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 24, 2016.
Feb 24 2016Brief of respondent Belize Social Development Limited in opposition filed.
Mar 8 2016Reply of petitioner Government of Belize filed. (Distributed)
Mar 9 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2016.
Mar 28 2016The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Dec 7 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 21 2016Supplemental brief of petitioner Government of Belize filed. (Distributed)
Jan 9 2017Petition DENIED.