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Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron Corp.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 6, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1088 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the D.C. Circuit erred in holding that there is Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) jurisdiction over this suit to confirm an arbitral award, upon concluding that: (1) federal courts may not independently determine whether there is an agreement to arbitrate, but rather must defer to foreign arbitrators on this core FSIA jurisdictional fact; and (2) the party invoking federal court jurisdiction bears only a burden of production as to the facts supporting jurisdiction, while the foreign state bears the ultimate burden of persuasion as to the absence of those facts.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 4 2015Application (15A597) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 27, 2015 to February 25, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 7 2015Application (15A597) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 25, 2016.
Feb 25 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 30, 2016)
Mar 15 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 29, 2016.
Mar 30 2016Brief amicus curiae of Plurinational State of Bolivia filed.
Apr 28 2016Brief of respondents Chevron Corporation, et al. in opposition filed.
May 16 2016Reply of petitioner Republic of Ecuador filed.
May 17 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.
Jun 6 2016Petition DENIED.