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The American Lawyer “Litigation Daily:” A Salty Win for O’Melveny

August 16, 2018

The Ninth Circuit sided with O’Melveny client ESSA in a multi-billion dollar dispute with Mexican manufacturer Packsys S.A. de C.V. over residual salt brine. The court ruled that because ESSA is government-owned and therefore a “foreign state” under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, ESSA does not fall within the court’s jurisdiction. 

The O’Melveny team included partners Steven J. Olson, who argued the case, and Catalina Vergara, and counsel J. Jorge deNeve and Esteban Rodriguez.