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Claim Alleging Derivative Possession of Good Allegedly “Taken” in Violation of International Law Still Precluded by FSIA
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

by Louis M. Solomon We discuss briefly the final installment (in the District Court) of the attempt to recover possession of a Van Gogh drawing allegedly sold away from the plaintiff's great-grandmother "under duress during the Nazi era in... Read More

District Court Finds FSIA Terrorist Exception Met by Generalized Allegations of Proximite, Rather than But-for, Causation
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Sheryl Wultz, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran , 08-cv-1460 (D.D.C. 2010), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] bears mention because of more recent attempts by non-U.S. sovereigns to avoid jurisdiction in... Read More

Choice of Non-U.S. Law Informs Damages Models and Amounts in FSIA Case Against Iran
Posted on 2 Nov 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Oveissi v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al. , 03-cv-1197 (RCL) (D.D.C. Mar. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], provides a recent example of how choice of law can inform and in some respects determine... Read More

D.C. Circuit Holds that Conversion of Claim Under FSIA Section 1605A Does Not Require Re-Service of Process
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Gates, et al. v. Syrian Arab Republic, et al., No. 08-7118 (D.C. Cir. May 2011) (consolidated with 09-7108), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ... Read More