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Personal Jurisdiction Exists Only Where Venue Proper; Claim Against Bank of China Severed and Transferred To S.D.N.Y.
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Wultz v. Islamic Republic of Iran , 08-cv-1460 (RCL) (D.D.C. Jan. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is the opinion on reconsideration of an earlier decision, which we posted on because of its rulings... Read More

Spanish War Ship Sunk Since 1804, and Its Cargo, Immune from Suit in U.S. Under FSIA
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Odessey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. The Unidentified Shipwrecked Vessel, et al. , No. 10-10269 (11th Cir. Sept. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case... Read More

D.C. Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Claims against Iran Precluded by the Algiers Accords
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

Circuit Now Silently Divided on Whether Section 1605A Does or Does Not Create Private Right of Action By Louis M. Solomon Roeder, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran and the U.S. , No. 10-5355 (D.C. Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available... Read More

District Court Finds Chabad Compliant with Post-Judgment Enforcement Procedures
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Rules that Cultural Exchange Property Is Not Subject to Seizure under FSIA; and Denies Sanctions without Prejudice Agudas Chasidei Chabad of United States v. Russian Federation, et al . , 05-cv-1548 (RCL) (D.D.C. July 2011... Read More

Another Court Permits “Indirect” Takings Claim To Proceed Against Non-U.S. Sovereign despite Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

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... Read More

2nd Circuit Affirms Application of Sovereign Immunity at Judgment Enforcement, Permitting Defense To Be Asserted Even in Absence of Sovereign
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Walters v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Ltd, et al . , Dkt. No. 10-806-cv (2d. Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] ... Read More