This is the same courthouse where the Cannibal Cop trial is taking place; that story has garnered much of the US media interest.
This case is so specific to business news,when I mentioned the Argentina Bonds hearing, people thought I was talking about a person not a country. Indeed I made that mistake when I was first assigned. However, the case was so closely watched in Argentina, there were quite a few reporters from Argentina covering the case and their vice president and finance minister were in the courtroom. The legal arguments sounded complex and I could tell the court was grappling with the legal issues. Especially Judge Raggi ( far right) was asking very pointed and concise questions of both sides,. The courts ruling was made on Friday.
Here is a story about the case and the appellate hearing
Bloomberg Bob Vanvoris story about the hearing
A story about the ruling in the case from the 2nd Circuit
Argentina Bond Hearing and ruling
Below are the illustrations from the case:
|David Boies lawyer for the Exchange Bondholder Group, argues in front of the 2nd Circuit |
while Argentina VP Amado Boudou and Finance Minister Hernan Lorenzino seated far left
by Elizabeth Williams
|Lawyer representing Argentina, Jonathan Blackman makes argument to the panel of judges|
while the Argentina VP and Finance Minister seated far left.