Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd., et al. v. United States of America

Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd., a Canadian corporation, Jerry Montour, Kenneth Hill and Arthur Montour have delivered a notice of arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules on their own behalf and on behalf of Native Wholesale Supply (collectively "Grand River").  Grand River is involved in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products. According to its Statement of Claim, Grand River seeks not less than $310 million to $664 million for damages allegedly resulting from a 1998 settlement agreement between various state Attorneys General and the major tobacco companies, and certain state legislation that partially implements the settlement. 

Grand River alleges violations of NAFTA Articles 1102 (national treatment), 1103 (most-favored-nation treatment), 1104 (better of national or most-favored-nation treatment), 1105 (minimum standard of treatment under international law) and 1110 (expropriation). 

On January 12, 2011, the Tribunal issued an Award deciding that it lacks jurisdiction over all claims of Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd., Jerry Montour, and Kenneth Hill, and dismissing all claims of Arthur Montour. The Award and other relevant documents appear on this page.

01/12/11  Award (Redacted)
03/31/10  Claimants' Submission on Costs
03/31/10  U.S. Submission on Costs
02/14/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Seven
02/13/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Six (Redacted)
02/12/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Five (Redacted)
02/04/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Four (Redacted)
02/03/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Three
02/02/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day Two (Redacted)
02/01/10  Transcript of the Hearing on the Merits - Day One
12/14/09  Letter to Parties Reconfirming February 2010 Dates for Merits Hearing
12/07/09  Letter from Respondent Regarding Claimants' Request to Reschedule February 2010 Merits Hearing
12/04/09  Letter from Claimants Requesting to Reschedule February 2010 Merits Hearing
08/25/09  Letter to Parties Confirming February 2010 Dates for Merits Hearing
08/14/09  Letter from Claimants Regarding Rescheduling of Merits Hearing
08/10/09  Letter to Parties Regarding Rescheduling of Merits Hearing
08/07/09  Letter from Claimants Regarding Rescheduling of Merits Hearing
08/07/09  Letter from Respondent Regarding Rescheduling of Merits Hearing
07/31/09  Letter to Parties Regarding Rescheduling of Merits Hearing
05/13/09  U.S. Rejoinder
03/03/09  Claimants' Reply Memorial - Merits Phase
02/12/09  Letter from Claimants Clarifying Adjustment to Schedule for Merits Submissions
02/04/09  Letter from Claimants Requesting Adjustment to Schedule for Merits Submissions
01/27/09  Letter to the Parties Concerning Amicus Curiae Submission
01/19/09  Amicus Curiae Submission of the Office of the National Chief of the Assembly of Nations
01/19/09  Canada Article 1128 Submission
12/22/08  U.S. Counter-Memorial
07/10/08  Claimants' Memorial
06/24/08  Letter to Parties Concerning Further Revised Schedule For Merits Submissions and Hearing
04/18/08  Letter to Parties Concerning Revised Schedule for Merits Submissions
01/28/08  Letter to Parties Concerning Schedule for Merits Submissions
05/14/07  Procedural Order on Document Requests
12/21/06  U.S. Statement of Defense to Claimants' Allocable Share Claim
11/06/06  Statement of Claimants' Claims Arising from Allocable Share Amendments
09/21/06  Order and Schedule Regarding Statement of Claim
07/20/06  Decision on Objections to Jurisdiction
04/17/06  U.S. Statement on Motion to Amend
03/25/06  Hearing on Jurisdiction, Transcript Vol. 3
03/24/06  Hearing on Jurisdiction, Transcript Vol. 2
03/23/06  Hearing on Jurisdiction, Transcript Vol. 1
02/27/06  Grand River Rejoinder to Reply on Jurisdiction
02/06/06  U.S. Reply on Jurisdiction
01/16/06  Grand River Response to Objection to Jurisdiction
01/16/06  Grand River Statement of Clarification on Nationality Objection
12/05/05  Objection to Jurisdiction
10/26/05  Order and Schedule Regarding Bifurcation
09/26/05  Grand River Rejoinder on Request for Bifurcation
09/26/05  U.S. Reply in Further Support of Request for Bifurcation
09/12/05  Grand River Response to Request for Bifurcation
08/29/05  U.S. Request for Bifurcation
08/29/05  U.S. Statement of Defense
06/30/05  Statement of Claim
03/31/05  Minutes of the First Session of the Tribunal
03/12/04  Notice of Arbitration (15MB)