Annex 1. US Court Judgment in FG Hemisphere Associates, LLC v Democratic Republic of Congo and Société Nationale D?Electricité (S.N.E.L.)

Author:Poornimah Devi Sookun
Pages:115-117
Annex 1
US Court Judgment in
FG Hemisphere Associates, LLC v
Democratic Republic of Congo and Société Nationale
D’Électricité
(
S.N.E.L.
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FG HEMISPHERE ASSOCIATES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
v
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO,
and SOCIETE NATIONALE
D’ELECTRICITE (S.N.E.L.),
Defendants
MEMORANDUM ORDER
(March 19, 2009) [#102]
Presently before the Court is plaintiff’s Motion for a Civil-Contempt Order and
Sanctions against defendant the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) in these
consolidated actions.1Because DRC has failed to comply with this Court’s prior
discovery orders, the Cour t will GRANT plaintiff ’s motion in part.
On September 28, 2006, this Court granted plaintiff’s September 29, 2005 Motion
to Compel [Dkt. #74] by Minute Order, stating:
It is hereby ORDERED that defendant the Democratic Republic of the Congo
must conduct and complete a diligent, good faith search, both inside and
outside the Unit ed States, for all documents responsive to Plaintiff’s First
Requests for Production, as modif ied by Plaintiff’s letter of September 7,
2005, within thirty days from the date of this Order; and Defendant must
certify that such a search has been conducted, describe with specificity the
steps undertaken, and provide all responsive, non-privileged documents it has
located to plaintiff, together with a cer tification t hat it has produced all such
documents, within thirty days from the date of this Order.
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Civil Case Nos. 03-1314 (RJL)
03-1315 (RJL)
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1For reference purposes, all docket numbers identified herein refer to the docket numbers
in Case No. 03-1314 (RJL).

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