Illinois Federal District Court Upholds ATS Claims Against Banks for Aiding and Abetting Genocide by Looting

By Louis M. Solomon Holocaust Victims of Bank Theft v. Magyar Nemzeti Bank, et al., No. 10 C 1884 (N.D. Ill. May 2011), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] addresses motions to dismiss filed by international banking institutions that allegedly "played a role in a wealth...

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms on Rehearing Its Rejection of District Court Dismissal on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds

By: Louis M. Solomon Carijano, et al. v. Occidental Petroleum Corp., et al. , No. 08-56187 (9th Cir. June 1, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , is a decision on rehearing of an earlier decision on forum non conveniens...

New York Will Exercise Extraterritorial Jurisdiction over Assets Abroad To Satisfy U.S. Judgment

Assuming Requisite Personal Jurisdiction; Enforcement of Judgment Procedure Discussed JW Oilfield Equipment, LLC v. Commerzbank AG, No. 18 MS 0302 (PKC)(S.D.N.Y. Jan. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], makes a series of useful international litigation rulings...

Another Court Permits “Indirect” Takings Claim To Proceed Against Non-U.S. Sovereign despite Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

By Louis M. Solomon Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust v. Hungarian State Railways (HSR) , No. 10 C 868 (N.D. Ill. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], address claims against an instrumentality of the Government of Hungary that allegedly "played a role in the...

Combination of Arbitration and Non-U.S. Choice of Law Provisions Contrary To Public Policy; Defendant Permitted To Stipulate to U.S. Law to Compel Arbitration

By Louis M. Solomon Alcalde v. Carnival Cruise Lines , Case No. 10-24457-Civ-Moore/Torres (S.D. Fla. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is another in the line of recent cases struggling with the interplay between the public policy favoring arbitration of international...

Combination of Arbitration and Non-U.S. Choice of Law Provisions Contrary To Public Policy; Defendant Permitted To Stipulate to U.S. Law to Compel Arbitration

By Louis M. Solomon Alcalde v. Carnival Cruise Lines , Case No. 10-24457-Civ-Moore/Torres (S.D. Fla. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is another in the line of recent cases struggling with the interplay between the public policy favoring arbitration of international...