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D.C. Circuit Holds that Conversion of Claim Under FSIA Section 1605A Does Not Require Re-Service of Process

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 ] involves the appeal from the District Court's...

District Court Finds FSIA Terrorist Exception Met by Generalized Allegations of Proximite, Rather than But-for, Causation

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 the U.S. under 29 U.S.C. § 1605A (see our discussion...