Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical INPROTSA, S.A. v. Del Monte International GMBH, No. 1:2016cv24275 - Document 47 (S.D. Fla. 2017)

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Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical INPROTSA, S.A. v. Del Monte International GMBH Doc. 47 UN I TED STATES DI STRI COURT FOR THE CT SOUTHERN DI STRI OF FLORI CT DA M i m iD i s on a vi i C as N um be 1 24275- V - O REN O e r: 6CI M W VERSI ONES Y PROCESADOM TROPI L I CA NPRO TSA ,S. . a Cos a Ri n A, t ca Cor r ton, po a i Pettoner, ii VS. D EL M ON TE I NTERN A TI A L G M BH ,a ON Sw i s Cop or ton, s ai Re ponde . s nt / O R DER G R AN TI G C RO SSN PETI O N TO CO NFI M TH E A R BI AL A W A R D TI R TR On De m b 6, 201 t s Cou t dimi s d l sones y Pr es dor Tr pial ce er 6, hi r s s e nveri oc a a o c I NPROTSA,S. ' pe ii n t va t a Ar talAwa d. I A.S tto o cae n bir r NPROTSA,S. .a A ppeaed t or r l hat de t t El ve h Cicui Cour of Appe l . The Elve h Cic t is o he e nt r t t as e nt r ui s ued a lm ie r nd i t d ema r que tng t s Cou t r l on D e M ont l er tona G m b -' cr s pe ii t confr t e s i hi r ue 1 e nt na i l l s os - tton o l im he a bir l awa d. The is s pr e e on t lmie r m a i ude whe he t Cour ha r ta r s ue es nt d he i t d e nd ncl t r he t s j rs cin, wheh r t c o sp tto s oud b c n me o t e meis a whehe uidito te he r s -eiin h l e o fr d n h rt, nd tr I NPROTSA i tmel r ii afima i def ns t t c os - tton. Ha ng r viwed t s i y a sng fr tve e es o he r speii vi e e he is e , h Co r tn tee i jzidcin o e t ecos- ei o t c nfr t abta a r . su s t e u t i ds h r s t s ito v r h r sp tt n o o im he r ir l wa d r i Thi Cou ta s fnds I s r lo i NPROTSA has no ove c t r ome t pr s he e umpton i f vo of c im i i n a r onfr ng a bir ton awa dsar I PROTSA ' a gtme sa e u i e y. Ac or ngl t Cour gr sDel r ta i r l N d S r z nt r ntm l c di y, he t ant M ont sc os - tton t c i t a bir la a d. e' r s pe ii o onf nn he r t a w r TH I CA U SE ca e bef e t Cou t upon t Cr s pe ii t Conf nn t A r t a S m or he r he os - tton o i he bir l A wa d. r Dockets.Justia.com TH E COU RT has cons der t m oton, t r pons t pertnent pori of t i ed he i he es e, he i tons he r c d,a bei o he w i e f l ad s d i t pr m i e ,i i e or nd ng t r s uly vi e n he e s s t s A D JUD G ED t tt cr s pe ii t confnn t a bir lawar i G R AN TED . ha he os - tton o i he r t a ds 1 . PR O CED U R AL BA C K G RO UN D Peii ne ,I sone y Pr es dor Tr ca I tto r nveri s oc a a opi l NPROTSA ,S. ,fl a pe ii t va t A. ied tton o cae a a bir la a d i s a e c t R e ponde ,De1M ont l e na i ,Gm bl ,r ove t c e n r t a w r n t t our . s nt e nt r tonal - em d he as l t t s Cour o Oc obe 7,201 Pe ii ne moved f r m a t sae c t Res o hi t n t r 6. tto r or e nd o t t our. ponde nt m oved t di m i s t pe ii t va a e t a bir a ar a r o s s he tton o c t he r tal w d nd eques e t Cour c i m t t d he t ont r he a bir la a d. r ta w r On Dec m be 6,201 t Co ten e e a Or r dim isng t pe ii t va t a e r 6, he ur t r d n de s s i he tton o cae nd de ng a1 pe ng m otons a m oot The Pe ii r a a ed and t Res nyi 1 ndi i s . ttone ppe l he ponde m ove f nt d or carfcai n as t whe he t dim is of t peii t va t m ea t t t Cour wa l ii to o t r he s s al he tton o ca e nt ha he t s c im i t a bir a a d. D ue t I PR OTSA ' N o i of Appe l t Cour de e t onfr ng he r tal w r o N S tce a , he t ni d he m oton f c a ii ton bec us i w asdi t d ofJ i di ton. i or l r fca i a et ves e ' s ci ur The El ve h Cic t i s e nt r ui s ued a Li ie Re a r ques i t s Co t dec de w he he t m t d m nd e tng hi ur i t r o c im t a bir ton a a d. onfr he r t a i w r I. I FA C TUA L BA C K G R O UN D The unde l ng a bir ton a os out of a exc usve Pi a e Sa es A g e m e e e e r yi r t a i r e n l i ne ppl l r e nt nt r d be w e n t pa tes i M ay 2001 D e M ont cl m ed I PRO TSA br c t e he r i n . 1 e ai N ea hed t a ee en by he gr m t seli pi lng neappl or gi i f om D e1 M ont s seeds t com pett s. I M ar 2014, De1 es i natng r e' o ior n ch M ont c m e d t a bir ton pr ee ngs be or t I e na i e om nce he r t a i oc di f e he nt r tonal Cour of A r t a i of t bir ton t I e na i l Cha ber ofCom m e ce a r qui e by t A gr m e ' a bir ton c aus On he nt r tona m r s e rd he ee nt s r t a i l e. 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I e as saes çi i e de fom t El ve h Cic ts de son,a t ute a e e of ngas os t t : st s vi nt r he e nt r ui' cii nd he t r bs nc ds u so rgadn iss be tmatrj rs ito t h a a moi n t v c t p ru n t te ic sin e r ig t u j c te u idcin o e r to o a ae u s a t o h Co v nin,h theElv n hCic i' s be t te j rs ito deie n tfo temo int n e to t a t e e t r uts u j c matr u idcin rv d o r m h to o va at,butfom t u ryng m o i t co im t a bir lpa ' a r ' l ga os s 2011 c e r he nde l i ton o nfr he r ta nels wa d.' n se a , WL5 000042a *4( si s ngI ti Rikl ur r) t ditnguihi ndusral s ns e s. 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C.j 207) I Cosa,t ditit c tdeenni d t tt onl ou r d ctng S. po e i l gr t nta ounds f va tng t a bir ton a a d a e t s n def ns s e e a ed i t or ca i he r t a i w r r he eve e e num r t n he l The El nt Cicui a fr e I eve h r t f im d ngas os s on o he gr e a t r ounds f ndi t ts e nte nt , i ng ha ubs que ve s ma i i pos i ef t diti tcou tt gr nte f tver i i t t c e i m oot' de t m sbl or he src r o a fec i elef t hus he as s and . ' I gas s 1 1Co.v. onca I e tng,Lt , F. x955, ( 1hCi.201 .The n eo as nt Ac gua nv si d.479 App' 958 1 t r 2) Elv nhCic i ddn t d r s I g s o a fn i gta s be tmatr u idcinwa lc ig e e t rut i o a d e s n a e s s id n h t u j c te j rs it o s a kn overvacat actons. ur i 4 Ne Yor Co enton. Fi ng none of t de e es a id,J w k nv i ndi he f ns pple udge Unga o dim is d t r s s e he m oton t va at t a bir ton a a d. l ape c i opi on,t El ve h Ci c ta fr e i o c e he r ta i w r n r ur am ni he e nt r ui f im d. Des t Cosa,t Peii pie t he ttonerI NPROTSA i a ki t sCour t f l I e as a s s ng hi t o olow ngas os nd fn t ee i n s b e tmatrj rs ito t h a a moin t v c t a abi ain a r l id h r s o u j c te u idcin o e r to o a ae n r t to wad. t r se I e ms NPROTS i akig teCo r t s lth i - tn n j rs ito i o l pr p ri a k d A s s n h u t o p i ar i dig u idcin s ny o e f s e t co im an awa d,butnot i t r i a m oto t va at t s m e awar T o nfr r f he e s i n o c e he a d. NPRO TSA a s lo r le on a ea ler El ve h Cicui ca e Cz i LLC v. WF Poe S e is n ri e nt r t s , ar na yndi at 358 F. 1 c e, 3d 286 ( 1h Ci. ) whihhel t Ne Yor Co ntona i s eyt t eacinss ki t 1 t r 2004 , c d he w k nve i ppled oll o hos to ee ng o c ompelabirton purua t 9 U. C.j 206 ort confr a ar tai a r puruan t 9 r tai s nt o S. o im n birton wad s t o U. C.j207.l Cz i howe ,t pa t s ki c mai oft ar ta a r fie t S. n arna, ver he ry ee ng onfr ton he birl wad ald o pr s nt pr of a w'te a bir ton a ee ee oof r tn r ta i gr ment whih was a pr r st t a aci t i , c e equiie o ny ton o e or e a a bir la r pur ua t t New Yor Conve i nf c n r ta wa d s nt o he k nton. The Elve h Cicui f e nt r t ound t tbe us a pa t f l t me tt ag e menti wrtng pr r st ,t dititco tl c ha ca e ry aied o e he r e -n- ii e equiie he src ur a ked s be t matrj rs cin t e f r e t a r Cz rn d e n t sa d f r te l tn u j c te u idito o n o c he wa d. a ia o s o tn o h i ig mi pr ii t tW PROTSA i ur ng t Cour t adopt t tt Fe r Ar ta i Ac onl oposton ha s gi he to - ha he de al bir ton t y pr de oi na j idi i ove a tonst c ovi s rgi l urs cton r ci o ompelabirtona a tonst c i abirton r tai nd ci o onfnn r tai awa ds u r nder t Ne Yor Co nton. 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J n 0, 01 ) a fd 1 3 4 2 r 2 6 ç e a o rs a e Fe s b e tmatrj rs ito o e peiinst c nfr o v c t a r ta a eg ven d b te u j c te u idcin v r t o o o im r a ae wads h t r o r e y h t Ne Yo k Co v n in. . Co itn wih ti prc d n ,te Co r fn t ee i fd rl w r n e to p ) nsse t t h s e e e t h u t ids h r s e e a j rs ito o e ti p tto t va ae whih wa r mo e t t i Co r a t e s b e ue t u idcin v r h s ei n o c t, c s e v d o h s u t nd h u s q n i c os - tton t c im t a bir la r r spe ii o onfr he r ta wa d. B. Cr s pe i i t C o i m A r t alA w ard os - t ton o nf r bir O n D e e be 6, 201 t s Co t dim i s d t pe ii t va t t ar t a a a d cm r 6, hi ur s s e he tton o ca e he bir l w r fndi t tPe ii rdi nota s ta gr i ng ha ttone d s er ny ounds t va a e a nono ct domesi a bir i n a r a tc r tato wa d s s t f t i A ri l V of t N e Yor Conve i e or h n tc e he w k nton. The pe ii w as bas d on Fl i l w . tton e or da a Alho h t Cour dim is t peii t va a e t a bir l a r t Cour di not t ug he t s s ed he tton o c t he r ta wa d, he t d e iil r l on t pendi cr spe ii t c im i. I xplcty ue he ng os - tton o onfr t NPROTSA a a e t dimis lof ppe l d he s s a t pe ii t va t a t Res nde De1 M ont s ht c a ii ton of t Cour ' or r he tton o ca e nd he po nt e oug l r tca i he ts de r ga di t c os - tt o t c i m .The Cour de e t m oton f c a ii a i fndi t e r ng he r s pe ii n o ontr t ni d he i or l rf c ton i ng he n tc o a p a dvetdi o j rs ito .Th Elv nh Cic tg a tdalmi dr ma f r h oie f p e l i se t f u idcin e e e t rui r ne i t e nd o t e e Cour t c i rt m e is oft c os - tton t co i t a bir a ar t o onsde he rt he r s pe ii o nfnu he r tal w d. 6 fe St gal andar d To obt n r ognii a e or e e of a fna a bir ton a r De M ont mus ai ec ton nd nf c m nt i l r ta i wa d, l e t s y:()t dul a he iae oi nala r oradul c riid c t rof ( t orgi uppl a he y ut ntc td rgi wad y e tfe opy hee ; b) he i nal a e me rfred t i atce 1 or a dul c rii copy t r . Ar.I 1 ,Ne Yor gre nt eer o n ril 1 y e tted heeof t V( ) w k Conven i ton. De1 M ont pr ded c r ii d copi of t Fi A w a d and A gr em e i is e ovi e tfe es he nal r e nt n t peii t c m t abirton a r tton o onûr he r tai wa d.TheCour mus C onfr t ( na Awadjunls i t t t im he Fi l r c es t fnds one of t g o i he r unds f r us or de e r l of r cognii or e or e e of t a r or ef al fra e ton nf c m nt he wa d s ciid i t s d L Yor Conve i 'underAril V. 9 U. C.j 207, I s Rik pe fe n he ai ' New kj nton' tce S. . ndu . s I s r r, 1 F.d a 1 4 . Pu s a t t t e Ne Yo k Co e to , Sre o nio a d n u e s 41 3 t 4 2 ru n o h w r nv n in t lc g t n n g i enf ce e oft a a d m a be r f e a t r ques oft pa t w hom i i i or m nt he w r y e us d, t he e t he r y t s nvoke 'i t d' f he tr ognii ore or men oft a d woul be c r y t t publcpolcy' oft coun r 'ec ton nf ce t he war d ontar o he i i ' he ty wheeconfr toni s r imai s oughtAril V( ( , . tce 2)b)New Yor Conve i k nton. Ther i aS ght es dr uie t ove t na abirton a r unde t ( w Yor e s ç hr hol eq rd o rur n r tai wad hi r he Ne k Co v n in . Su alv Go ' o T iia & T b go No 1 - 28 - V- OORE,2 6 W L n e to l' r . vt f rnd d ' o a , . 5 2 25 Cl M 01 426 4061,a *5 ( D.Fl Aug.1 201 .d ca e t g dealAr tainlAc ce t a t S. a. 2, 6) t us he Fe r birto Be t raes çr s mp in i fv ro c ntr n abtai n a r , j iilrv e o abi a d cso i p e u to n a o f o imi g r irto wads' udca e iw f r t l e iins s r lm ie a a c t ( us gi c i r bl l w a t t a bir t , s ti a i hi or he i t d nd our m t ve onsde a e ee y o he r t a or e tng s de s r decson onl i c ran na r cr ii y n e ti row icumsa s' Ge s v.UBS Fi Se v I . N0. 2tnce .' r on n. r . nc , 1 22087- CI M ORENO,201 W L 396237 * ( D.Fl Se .1 201 (ntr lcttonsomitd) V2 4, 2 S. a. pt 0, 2) i ena iai te . 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(uoigDet Ai Lie v Ai LiePi t As ', n ' 8 F. 6 5 6 0 ( 1h Ci.1 8) Th q tn l r n s . r n l s sn 1 tl 61 2d 6 , 7 1 t r 98 ). e a o , Elv nh Cic i h s as n td t a t (j e Co ve to s p b i poiy d fn e s o d b e e t r ut a lo oe h t $ th n n in' u lc lc e e s h ul e $ c n t zd n ro y'a d a p is wh r e o c me tl t te a r E ul volt te fr m o sn e ar wl n p le e e nf re n ol h wad wo d i ae h o u sae smo tb sc n to so mo ai a d j sie ' Co t 7 8 F.S p 2 a 1 41( u tn tt ' s ai oi n f r ly n u tc .' sa, 6 t ' u p. d t 2 q o ig Pa s r ons ( W hit m or Ov r e Co , l v.Soc et Ge r e de L 'ndus r e du Pa e , 508 : t te e e s as . nc. i e ne al I ti pi r F. 969,97 ( Ci.1 ) 2d 4 2d r 974). S mma yo h Pa te ' st n u r ft e ris Po ii s o I NPRO TSA o ppos s t c i m a i of t a bir aw a d a gui t t t unde l ng e he onfr ton he r tal r r ng ha he ryi pr mie oft a bir t ' de ii i ba e on fa e s he r ta ors c son s s d r ud. I t a ee n he gr ment t pa te tsi atd' , he ri s 'tpul e ' t tD e M ont ow ne t M D - pi a e va i t I PROTSA cl m s i onl s i a ed t t t ha 1 e d he 2 ne ppl r e y. N ai t y tpul t o ha f c be a e D e M ont ha f s l r pr s nt t i ow ne t M D - va i t i l te s t Cos a a t c us 1 e d al e y e e e ed hat t d he 2 re y n e tr o t Ri n gr ca ower . A yea afe I s r tr NPROTSA a De M ont e e e t a e ntc ani t nd 1 e nt r d he gr eme ont i ng he s i a i J e Si o on i ltga i be w ee Del M ont a D ol he d t t D e M ont tpul ton, udg m nt n ii ton t n e nd e l ha 1 e S w t ti di no ha apa e on t M D- pi a e. t kne ha t d t ve t nt he 2 ne ppl ' 'Spe tca l J ci ly, udge Si i mont f und on o t t t l te s we e ç tem pt by D e M ont t m i l a gr e s i Cos a Ri a a i o he ha he e t r r tt a s 1 e o s e d ow r n t c nd n t r pl ce i o bele ng t tD e M ont ha a Unied St t spa e on t M D - pi a e w he D e a s nt i vi ha l e d t a e t nt he 2 ne ppl n 1 M o e kne t t i di notha one, and i pl ng i woul t l lac i t pr t ctt nt w ha t d ve ' ' m yi t d ake ega ton o o e he a l ge y pa e ed M D- pi a e . l t s c e, F PRO TSA c ai s t a bir ton a a d le dl t nt 2 ne ppl s n hi as N l m he r t a i w r s ul notbe c i m e be us i i ba e on a s i a i t t D e M ont pr ur t ough ho d onfr d ca e t s s d tpul ton ha l e oc ed hr f aud. The arbiralt i r t rbunalhad t beneftof J he i udge Si ont s t ngs i t DelM ont D ol m on' indi n he e- e ltgaton. ii i I NPROTSA as obecs t t c imai of t abirl a r cami is due lo j t o he onfr ton he r ta wad li ng t pr e s rght w e e vi a ed w he t a bir t f l t gi pr i va ue t a l te f om oc s i s r ol t n he r t a or aied o ve obatve l o e t r r Fe nando Ba za M e e z, a ke wines who di no t s iy be or t t i r e l nde y t s d t e tf f e he rbuna . Fer ndo l na 8 Ba za M el ndez f m e l I e e , or ry NPRO TSA ' ge r l m a ge , s gne t a e m e w ih D e S ne a na r i d he gr e nt t l M ont Ba z s lte t t a bir lti lsa e hewasunawa e t tDelM on e wa no t e. e a' et r o he r ta rbuna tt s r ha t s t he e l i owneroft M D - va i t . Ra he t n r l on B a za' l te , t a bir t r i d on xc usve he 2 re y t r ha e y e s e t r he r ta or ele t ot rwines t tmony i is ng isa d. he he t s esi n s ui t war I NPROTS Sfn lo j cini ta t ea r i c nrr t n to sof usieb c u ei A' i a be to s h t h wad s o tay o o in j tc e a s t r r s I PROTSA t r t n or de toy I equie N o e ur s r NPRO TSA ' own pr r y. The ar ta ti S ope t bir l rbunal co ude t tI ncl d ha NPROTSA a quie tte t M D- s edst tDelM ont ha pr de ove t c r d il o 2 e ha e d ovi d r he ye r Pur ta t t pa tes'a e m e . a s s l nt o he r i gr e nt I r pons t m PROTSA' a lga i offa , De1M ont ar s t a bir lti l n es e o S le tons r ud e gue he r ta rbuna s cik al hel t t t pa te ' a ee nt wa no pr ur d by fa . Se ond,D e1 M o e pe f ly d ha he ri s gr me s t oc e r ud c nt a s rst ea bta tiu a a mitdt Ba z lte it e d n eo e iso j ci n , u f u d set h r i l rb n l d te he e a etr no vie c v r t be to s b t o n r t tt lte lcke pr tveval a wasco r di by lve wine st tm ony. Thid, ha he e tr a d obai ue nd nta ded i t s esi r De1 M ont a g t a bir lt i e r ues he r t a rbuna ' l lc us on r r ng t r t i i c ls ega oncl i ega di he esr d ve onvena doe not nt s amountt a vi a i ofpublc polc o olton i iy.Fi l De M ont a g t tI naly, l e r ues ha NPROTSA' peii t S tton o vac t i tme- re by t t ee mont sat e of lmia i i pos d by 9 U .S. j 1 and ae s i ba r d he hr h t ut i t ton m e C. 2 t r or ,a lofI he ef e l NPROTSA ' def ns st co i ton a ealo ba r a am a trofl w . S e e o nfnna i r s r ed s te a J II . s NPROT A 'j a ddf n eav i b i poiy df n e S s b u ee s al dpu lc l ee s ? c Ther i no a gumen t t t yea a bir ton pr e s wa fa e , t t t e s r t hat he wo- r r ta i oc s s r udulnt ha he abir ton ti la t d fa ulnty,ort tt fnalawa d wa pr e by fa . Ra her t r ta i rbuna c e r ud e l ha he i r s ocur d r ud t , he pa te diput whehe t a bir ton ti l a es e t que ton of whehe t pa te ' ris s e t r he r ta i rbuna ddr s d he si t r he ri s unde l ng a ee e w a pr e by f a . A r vi w of t a bir ton ti ryi gr m nt s ocur d r ud e e he r t a i r bunals dec s on ' ii s st ti a es e t i s l s a e S he e i no e de of a t conduc by DelM ont how ha t ddr s d he s ue. t t t d: k r s t vi ne c ual t e twad I o r NPROTS ame a fa d ln l id cn (NPROTSA)t e trit teAg e me to A i d t r u ue ty n u i g I o n e no h r e n r c usngi t a e ca e ...' Fi lAwad a !61.Theabirton pa as wa awa eof a i t o cc pt lus s .' na r t r tai nel lo s r 9 t D e M ont D ol ltga i he l e- e ii ton. l s a ed:éf m e e f tt tI PROTSA w a a a e oft D e t t t s he r ac ha N s w r he 1 M ont - eltgai whie i wa de di t e e ornoti o t Agr eme s e Dol ii ton l t s ci ng o nt r nt he e nt howst tis ha s ues r ga di D e M on e' pr i t r r g s on t M D- hybr d we e c r r e .. The ef r , e r ng l t s opre a y i ht he 2 i r ont ove t d. r oe De M ont di notfa e l mir pr s t excusvenaur ofs h rght . Fi lAwa d a l e d r udulnty se e ent he l i t e uc i s' na ' r t !5 . 1 I NPROTSA i as ng t s Cour t r ha h a l i a g e bef r t a bir ton pa l s ki hi t o e s os ng r um nt o e he r t a i ne . Gi n t l lsa r a t s ve he ega t nda d nd he umm a y pr edi t c im a bir awa ds t Cour wil r oce ngs o ontr r tal r , he t l no ove ze t a bir t . I i wel- eted t tlmie a c r um s i r viw ofar tal t m l he r ta or t s ls tl ha i t d nd ic crbed e e bir a r sa va c st l o iy o e p di dj dca a to b c us te p e e tapat wh h s wa d d n e he ç lc f x e t u iil cin e a e h y r v n p e ry o a l t i t a bir ton pr es f om flng a ne s t i f der l c ta f c ng r ltga i of os n he r t a i oc s r ii w ui n e a our nd or i e ii ton t e is s' 800t v Home Publs n I . 902 F. 925,932 ( 1h Ci. 1 . The hos sue .' h . ihig, nc, 2d 1 t r 990) a bir tonpa lsco i r ton a r i on t m e isofI r tai ne ' nsde a i nd ulng he rt NPROTSA ' fa de e edoesnot S r ud f ns voaet d s b scn to so mo ai a dj tc 'rq iigt i Co r t d n c ntr to ilt he t t a i oi n f rlt n usie' e u rn h s u to e y o imain mo y oft a bir la r The a bir to ti he r ta wa d. r tai n rbunalr e o t mert a sm pl diag e d wih uld n he is nd i y s r e t W PROTSA t t t e w a f aud i t i ha her s r n he nduce ent To r e ot r s w oul m e n t t a m . ul he wi e d a ha ny l i pa t r s ng a f a de ens i a i e na i os ng r y ai i r ud f e n n nt r tonala bir ton, c d r ltga e t i s i r tai oul e ii t he s ue n f der lc r .Tha c ra nl vi aest pr umpton i f vorofconfr i a bir la r . e a ou t t e ti y ol t he es i n a im ng r ta wa ds Di t ea bta intiu alste t n o h lt rvo aeI d h r ir to rb n ' r a me t fte et il t NPROT A 'du pr c s e S s e o es r ght i s? I NPROTSA ar ue t a r i c r r t publc polc bec us isdue pr s rg s g s he wa d s onta y o i iy a e t oce s i ht w er vi at w hen t ar t al t i e ol ed he bir rbunal di not atr but probatve val t Baeza' l t d ti e i ue o s eter. I PROTSA e e t not t ca l Bae a as a w ines , e n t N l c ed o l z t s ve houg he negota e a s g d t h i t d nd i ne he a e m e on be l oft c gr e nt haf he ompa Thepr e alr e gove ni t a bir ton r quie t ny. oc dur ul s r ng he r ta i e r d he pa test f l a w ine s ls i a nc oft he r ng. I PRO TSA di notls B a za. The r e r i o ie t s i t n dva e he a i N d it e ul s pr bie pari fom s itng wine st si ony unl st y pr fl d t die tt tmony i ohi t d tes r ubm ti t s e tm es he e-ie he r c esi n t f he onn ofa sgne and s n wine s de a a i . Ba za di notsgn a wine sdeca ai . i d wor t s clr ton e d i t s lr ton Al wines e t tpr s nt d e de l t s s ha e e e vi nce by wa of de l r ton ha t be pr entd f c os y caai d o es e or r s e m i ton a t fna he rng. xa na i t he i l a i Ba z wa not made ava lbl f c os - xa i ton. ea s ia e or r s e m na i I NPROTSA at c d Ba za' l t r t anot r wine s de a ai , y hi h y as gi t t ta he e s ete o he t s ' clr ton v c v ven o he a bir ton ti r ta i rbunalwih t fnalpr - rngbre . t he i e hea i if I a herpr ed a or r t ar talti n not oc ur l de , he bir rbunalr t ne t dic eto t de i t e ai d he s r i n o c de he ad isbiiy a wei of e de . At t e fn l h ai g De M o t o j ce t te m s i lt nd ght vi nce h ia e rn , l ne be td o h a isbiiy oft Ba a l te bec e Bae wa not lse a a wine s di no s i a dm s i lt he ez et r aus za s it d s t s , d t ubm t s wonzdeca ai n,and t lte wa uns n a nota he ia e . The a bir ton ti lr to he e tr s wor nd ut ntc t d r ta i r buna l o er ld De Mo t ' o j cin a d a mitdt e lte . Th abta ti t latiu e i n v rue l n es be to s n d te h etr e r irl rbma trb td t o pr tve vaue a i c lc e wih ot wines t si ony t twa lve a t fna he rng. oba i l s t ontit d t her t s e tm ha s i t he i l a i Spe ii a l i t a bir a r t ti l r le on lve t tmony fo m PROTSA ' cfc ly n he r tal wa d, he rbuna ei d i esi rm S pr ucton m a e ,J e Ni Jm e z Ca tlo, who s d t t he wa a r of t De od i nag r os xon i ne sil ai ha s wa e he l M ont / ol ltga i w hi h t pi ppl i t y f l e , a t the s ii a l dic s d e D e ii ton, c he nea e ndus r olow d nd ha pecfc ly s us e t ltgai wih member ofI he ii ton t s NPROTSA ' mana S geme i l ng Ba . Se A r t a A wa d nt nc udi eza e bir l r a ! 51( E. 4) t D. 6- . Evi nta y de sons a e notg oundst r f e c im a i of a a bir la a d unde de ir cii r r o e us onfr ton n r ta w r r t Ne Yor Co nton' publc polc def e. Se Unnme h om St e For i Ec . he w k nve i s i i y ens e s pr at egn on Ent r v.Tr wa I . N o. 95CV- 0278,1 W L 1 e. ade y, nc , - 1 996 07285,a *6 ( D. Y.M a .1 1 t S. N. r 2, 996) (ttng a ar taors Ceus lt c i r e de of ( pary'! c ecli ' does not sai n birt ' s f a o onsde vi nce a t s ountr ams' r ç aif t nar s opeoft Ari eV( ( defns unde t Unie Stt publcpolc ' ' tsy he row c s he tcl 2)b) e e r he td aes i iy ); . s ealoCo t 768F.Supp, at1 1(ç r e s sa, 2d 24 s oneouslgalr s ng o mia iai oft l Er e ea oni r spplc ton he aw i ge r ly no a vi ai ofpublcpolcy wihi t m e ni oft . . .conve i ' ( i s ne al t ol ton i i t n he a ng he nton.' quotng ) Kar aha Bo das Co. LL C v Pe u s , . r s ahaan Pe t banguan M i yak D an G a Bum i Ne a, 36 r am n s gar 4 F.d 2 4,3 6 (t Ci.2 0 :. Th Co r wiln ts c nd g e st e d cso o t abta 3 7 0 5h r 0 4 e u t l o e o - u s h e iin f he r i l r ti lt ati t nopr i vauet Ba zaslte a ove nze Y PROTSA' ob e tonon rbuna o trbue obatve l o e ' etr nd r ls S j ci t sis hi sue. D oe t awar s r qui e e t I s he d' e r m nt hat NPROTSA r t r prpe t Yoa e n t s o eu n o ry ilt oi f on ju tc sie? I NPROTS a g e t ea r i c n rr t t oinsof u tc 'b c us i rq ie i t A r u s h wad s o tay o d to n j sie' e a e t e u rs t o r t ispr t t DelM ont Alho h t a bir lti lf eum t opery o e. t ug he r ta rbuna ound t tW PROTSA ha tte ha d il t t s e ,i r quie m PROTSA t r t n or de toy t s ds l s hol ng,t mbir o he e ds t e r d o e ur sr he ee . n o di he tal ti le or ed t ag e m e ' r src i co na s a f rbuna nf c he r e nts e titve ve nt nd ound l lt il' ir e n . The ega i te' relva t t pa te co r dua l ag e d t r s rc t us of t m opery, t s eds r r es of who r i s nt a ly r e o e t i t he e he t he e , ega dl s t hnialy ownst m . I ec c l he NPROTSA ha a ee t t r srci cove nt i e ha f De d gr d o he e ti tve na s n xc nge or l M ont s yi I PRO TSA w ih 61 m ilon s a ce M D - s ds e uppl ng N t li c r 2 ee , Th Co r o er lsI e u t v rue NPROTS So j cin fn n t a t eab ta ti u a wa gvn A' b e to idig h t h r ir l rb n l s iig efec t t pa te ' agr e e . I e pr tng t lnguage of t a e nts r src i f t o he ri s e m nt nt r e i he a he gr eme ' e titve co vena si wihi t l la hort oft a bir ti land i notconta y t t i of nt s t n he ega ut iy he r tal rbuna s r r o t ons not j sie' u tc ' 6 Do s te satt o l tto s pr cu e I . e h t ue f i a in e ld NPROT A #o opposi t cros mi S m ng he s peiint c n m? tto o o hr De M ont r ie t a gt ntt tt saut oflm iai pr cl l e as s he r une ha he t t e i ttons e udesW PROTSA fo rm opposng t c os - tton t c im t a bir la r Pe ii rfld t pe ii wihi t i he r spe ii o onfr he r ta wa d. ttone ie he tton t n he t e m on h w i hr e- t ndow ,butDelM ont c a m s i w asnots r w ihi t ttm e f a e. 9U. C. e li t e ved t n ha i - r m S. j 1 pr dest ttl otc ofa moton t va t modiy,orc r ta awad mus be s v d 2 ovi ha lnl ie i o cae, f orec n r t er e u pon t a r e pa t orhi a t ne w ihi t ee m ont a ï t a a d i tl d or de i r d.'' he dve s ry s tor y t n hr hs ter he w r s i e lve e 1 2 l t scs I n hi a e, NPROTSA s ys i pr vi d notc t t at ne of r c d,whi i s fcint a t o de ie o he tor y e or ch s ufi e unde t Fe r lAr tai Act r he de a bir ton . The s vi r r ent f a petton t vacat an ar t alaward w ildif dependi on er ce equiem s or ii o e bir l f er ng w het t pr lng pary i a r dentoft diti ora non-esi . 9U. C. l Del t her he evaii t s esi he srct r dent S. j 2. Mone i a Sw i cor aton,w ih a prnci pl of busness i M onaco. I PRO TSA does not diput s ss por i t i pal ace i n N s e t i f l t ser is petton t vacat purs hat t aied o ve t ii o e uant t Rul 4, Fed.R .Ci P. as r r by t s o e v. , equied hi Cour f a û nr s d t' Ame i at lElSal ad ,S. . C. Tv.Compani de Te e m u c ci e t or d e i en . no ' rc e v or A de P a l co ni a on s de ElSala ,S. de C. - No.07- 940- V- ORENO,20 W L 2781 , *l2 ( D.Fl v dor A. P. , 21 C1 M 07 057 - S. a. Se t 1 ,2007 ( di s r c byFe a wih as p. 9 ) hol ng evie dEx nd tout ummonswa i ufi e u r9U. C.j s ns fcint nde S. 1 a Rul 4, R.Ci P.. 2 nd e Fed. v. ) I NPROTSA a g t atD e M on e a Sw i s c por ton wih is h dq re s i M ona o, i r ues h l t, s or a i t t ea ua tr n c s de me a Sesde ' u r9 U. C.j 1 be a e i patci td i a abirton fna he rng i e d s i nt' nde r S. 2 c us t ri pae n n r tai i l ai n M im i Fl i c tng Pos e ,l . v Sh a , orda, ii s hl nc . anghaiH i Xi g Shi n N o. 00- 5157, 2001 W L a n ppi g, CV- 21 4 ( D. Y.M a .1 20 ) a d Es arv She s n Lehman Huton I ,762 F.Su 461 423 S. N. r , 01 , n cob . ar o t , nc. pp. sehl cobanz See Amer cat ElSal i el vador ( P. 1 ) TheCo td clne t f low Pos and Es D. R. 991. ur e i s o ol , S. . 2007 W L 278l057 at*1- Technol st,Inc.v.M i ' Lt ,725 F.Supp.2d 1 122,125A, 2; ogi s r s d. 20, 27 ( D. 201 ( s t a bir ton b ng c c e i W as ngtn,D. ,hol ng t t peiin t D. C. 0) de pie r tai ei ondu t d n hi o C. di ha tto o vacat i er tonalar talawar m us be s e nt na i bir d t erved pur uantt Rul 4 t com pl w ih t nonr i s o e o y t he es dent prviin of9U. C.j 1 ;se as Bez v Mor Stnly Smih Bar y,LLC,No.1 CV-36, o so S. 2) e lo l . gan a e t ne 3- 6 201 W L 89 ,* 7( . Fl Ma .6,2 4)(ol ng i armove c s fom sae c r t t 4 7048 4- M D. a. r 01 h di n e d a e r tt ou t ha m oton t vacat ar tal awar w as tm e- r due t f l e t s rcty com pl w ih s ce i o e bir d i bar ed o aiur o t i l y t ervi 2 M or eover unlke t adver e pary i Escobar, whi h a s s di r t t c uc e , i he s t n ch ad ub i a y ha ond t d r ar busi s i t dit i , Del M ont does not have a s i ar i Fl i Escobar i, egul nes n he s rct e ubsdi y n orda. s t ef e,i her or nappost ie. 1 3 rquie nsund r9 U. C.j1 a t ta talnoietr e rme t e S. 2, nd ha cu tc houghe it c ns lwa i ufiintt mal o ou e s ns fce o c etedee t. ur h fc) I t s case, I n hi NPRO TSA Gl t petton t vaca e w ihi t t ee- ont lm ia i ed he ii o t t n he hr m h i t tons pe i b t di no tm e y s r e t p tton. Ha ng f rod, u d t i l e v he e ii vi ound t a I PROTSA f ie t efe ttm e y ht N a ld o f c i l ser ce,t ques i t i whet t f l e t tm el s ve bar I vi he ton hen s her he aiur o i y er s NPROTSA now df om r sng sr ai i t aleged i i t oft aw ar asa def e i opposton t a m oton . . . t contr t awar ' he l nvaldiy he ds ens n ii o i o s m he d.' 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