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Judge Tells Argentina To Say It To His Face

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Argentina has been pretty chatty since it defaulted rather than pay Paul Singer last week. Of course, the uniquely recalcitrant debtor insists that it has not defaulted. But it has also lobbed a few bombs in the direction of the judge overseeing its case, the mediator he appointed and the President of the United States, calling the first biased, the second incompetent and the third a pussy for not just making U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa be nice to it.

Well, Griesa would like to have a little chat about those things, as well as Argentina’s continued badgering of the Bank of New York Mellon to just go ahead and ignore the old man, and probably its publicity-stunt of a lawsuit against the U.S. of A. in the International Court of Justice.

The U.S. judge overseeing the litigation over Argentina's debt dispute has scheduled a hearing at 3 p.m. on Friday to address the country's recent public statements, a court official said.

U.S. judge to hold hearing Friday in Argentina bond dispute [Reuters]
Argentina Sues U.S. in International Court of Justice [WSJ]


The late Judge Thomas P. Griesa. By John Haslam from Dornoch, Scotland [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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