Eni says Del. Litigation Funder can’t keep away from sanctions

Law360 (May 12, 2021, 8:43 p.m. EDT) – Italian energy company Eni SpA has urged a federal judge in Delaware to sanction a litigation financier for failing to comply with discovery orders related to an arbitration against Nigeria that harmed the oil giant.

Eni said Wednesday in an edited trial in support of his April 19 sealed penalties that US trade funder Drumcliffe Partners “dispute” over the extent of his failure to respond to subpoenas should be penalized.

Not only did six Drumcliffe companies fail to comply with Eni’s court-approved subpoenas in a timely manner, and two refused to produce a single document, but now some of …

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