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Choice of Non-U.S. Law Informs Damages Models and Amounts in FSIA Case Against Iran

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 not just the categories but the actual quantum...

Claim Alleging Derivative Possession of Good Allegedly “Taken” in Violation of International Law Still Precluded by FSIA

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 Germany for fraction of its fair value", Orkin...