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D.C. Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Claims against Iran Precluded by the Algiers Accords

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 to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version...

District Court Finds Chabad Compliant with Post-Judgment Enforcement Procedures

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) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...

U.K. Arbitral Award Recognized, and Resulting U.K. Money Judgment Enforced, By U.S. Court against Nigeria; FSIA Issues Ignored

By Louis M. Solomon Continental Transfert Technique Limited v. Federal Government of Nigeria , Civil Action No. 08-2026 (D.D.C. Aug. 2011), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] grants summary judgment in favor of a plaintiff to enforce both an arbitral award and a money judgment...

Personal Jurisdiction Exists Only Where Venue Proper; Claim Against Bank of China Severed and Transferred To S.D.N.Y.

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 on the pleading of causation in a claim to overcome...

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...

2nd Circuit Affirms Application of Sovereign Immunity at Judgment Enforcement, Permitting Defense To Be Asserted Even in Absence of Sovereign

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 ] , reiterates the clear and narrow bases for attaching...

Spanish War Ship Sunk Since 1804, and Its Cargo, Immune from Suit in U.S. Under FSIA

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 Law ], offers a glimpse into the fascinating world...