Egyptian Embassy Is Not Immune From ERISA Lawsuit, 9th Circuit Holds

Egyptian Embassy Is Not Immune From ERISA Lawsuit, 9th Circuit Holds

SAN FRANCISCO - The Arab Republic of Egypt, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Embassy of Egypt Cultural and Educational Bureau are not immune under the commercial activity exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) from a lawsuit brought pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C.S. § 1001 et seq., the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed July 2 in an unpublished opinion (Mohamed E. Lasheen v. Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, et al., No. 10-17034, 9th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13477).

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