June 1, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously in Samantar v. Yousef that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant foreign officials immunity from civil lawsuits. In affirming the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and resolving a circuit split, ...[read more]
June 8, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Supreme Court issued opinions in five cases on Monday. In Republic of Iraq v. Beaty and Iraq v. Simon, the Court ruled that Iraq has sovereign immunity from US court jurisdiction in cases alleging mistreatment during the Saddam Hussein regime, at which time the country was designated as a ...[read more]
June 9, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Vatican has filed an appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to overturn this week's decision by a district court judge to allow a clergy abuse lawsuit to proceed that names the Holy See as a defendant. US District Judge Michael Mosman refused to dismiss a clergy ...[read more]

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