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  • Discovery

    Where a party seeks evidence under Section 1782 for use in a foreign proceeding, Eleventh Circuit addresses jurisdictional issue-here, Appellant did not appeal the district court’s order granting the § 1782 application; instead, Appellant appealed the denial of its subsequent motion to quash.

  • Sovereign immunity

    Where ICSID panel issued an award against Venezuela and creditors brought ex parte action for recognition of award under New York law, federal district court denied Venezuela’s subsequent motion to vacate judgment; Second Circuit reverses because FSIA is the sole basis for federal court jurisdiction over foreign sovereigns in actions to enforce ICSID awards.

  • Sovereign immunity

    Considering challenges to default judgments holding Sudan liable for the injuries suffered by victims of the 1998 al Qaeda embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, District of Columbia Circuit interprets FSIA terrorism exception.

  • Treaties

    Ninth Circuit reviews request for declaratory judgment by the Republic of the Marshall Islands that the United States is in breach of its treaty obligations; Court finds dispute nonjusticiable and within the realm of the executive, not the judiciary.

  • Comity

    In Case of Claims for Damages by Persons Affected by Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan, Ninth Circuit Reviews Denial of Motion to Dismiss on Grounds of International , Forum Non Conveniens, the Political Question Doctrine, and the Firefighter’s Rule.

  • Federal Tort Claims Act

    In action under where US State Department employee suffered injuries in Haiti, District Of Columbia Circuit Affirms Dismissal of lawsuit.

  • Immunity (International Organization)

    District of Columbia Circuit affirms dismissal of lawsuit by Indian nationals who claim to be beneficiaries of social and environmental terms of contract of International Finance Corporation (IFC) with large Indian company.

  • Sovereign Immunity

    District of Columbia remands case about disputed property looted during Holocaust in Hungary; Congress enacted Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 during the pendency of the appeal.

  • Terrorism

    In challenges to Executive Order No. 13780, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, U.S. Supreme Court grants writ of certiorari.

  • Torture

    In civilians’ claims for damages after drone strike in Yemen, District of Columbia Circuit affirms dismissal of case on Political Question grounds.

Featured documents

  • Discovery

    In dispute over foreign shipping contract where one party filed for in Florida under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782, Eleventh Circuit affirms that may proceed because the lawsuits contemplated in Ecuador were "within reasonable contemplation"....

  • Sovereign immunity

    In action to enforce arbitral award against Belize, District of Columbia Circuit rejects Belize’s claims of immunity because transactions at issue were essentially the sale of real estate and thus commercial in nature; New York Convention’s definition of "commercial" is not the same as...

  • Maritime law

    Where cargo operator is seeking to enforce English court’s judgment on a forward freight agreement, Second Circuit reviews whether under § 1333 United States courts have jurisdiction to enforce a judgment of a foreign nonadmiralty court if the claim underlying that judgment would be deemed maritime ...

  • Securities

    Second Circuit reviews whether § 10(b) of the Exchange Act of 1934 can be applied to a purchase or sale of a security listed on a foreign exchange or to a foreign purchase or sale of another security....

  • Terrorism

    Second Circuit reviews case where Plaintiffs are seeking to enforce judgments for related injuries and deaths against Iran; Iranian party argues that Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, Section 8772, violates U.S. separation of powers because it was solely directed at this...

  • Vienna Convention

    Fifth Circuit denies Certificate of Appealability in case of Mexican citizen on death row who claims that Texas law enforcement officers had failed to inform him of his rights under the on Consular Relations; the Convention creates no judicially enforceable individual...

  • Arbitration

    S. Supreme Court reviews U.S.-UK investment treaty’s clause which allows either party to submit a dispute to a competent tribunal of the Contracting Party under certain conditions; issue is whether a court or the arbitrator has primary responsibility for interpreting and applying the local...

  • Child abduction

    Second Circuit addresses novel issues under Hague Convention, including whether separating a child from autism therapy is sufficiently grave to trigger exceptions to the general rule that children wrongfully removed or retained should be returned to their country of habitual residence....

  • Comity

    In Case of Claims for Damages by Persons Affected by Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan, Ninth Circuit Reviews Denial of Motion to Dismiss on Grounds of International , Forum Non Conveniens, the Political Question Doctrine, and the Firefighter’s Rule....

  • Sovereign immunity

    After District Court enters $71.5 million default judgment against Hamas organization that allegedly carried out terrorist attack in Jerusalem in 1997 that injured eight U.S. citizens, Plaintiffs attempt to enforce judgment by seeking Persian artifacts held in museums....