MICULA et al v Government of Romania United States District Court for the District of Columbia Civil Action No. 2017-2332 - Memorandum Opinion and Order by Judge Amit P Mehta - 20 November 2020
Pending before the court is (1) Respondent Government of Romania's ("Romania") Motion for Relief from Judgment Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(5) and (2) Petitioners' Motion for a Civil Contempt Order and Sanctions. 1 Romania claims that the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID") award at issue in this case has been paid in full and therefore this court's $356 million judgment confirming that award ("the Judgment") should be voided or discharged. Petitioners oppose Romania's motion on the grounds that approximately $97 million of the Judgment remains unpaid. They also seek a civil contempt order against Romania for its willful disregard of this court's March 11, 2020 Order compelling Romania to produce post-judgment discovery ("the Discovery Order"). For the reasons that follow, Romania's motion for relief from judgment is denied, and Petitioners' motion for a civil contempt order is granted.