Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

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Republic of Iraq, et al., v. Robert Simon, et al.

Robert Simon ("Simon"), a news reporter for CBS News, was one of several American citizens in Kuwait and Iraq immediately following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. See ...

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Consolidated with Iraq v. Beaty (07-1090).

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The International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) is an international organization (“IO”) purposed with promoting private enterprise in its 184 member countries, mainly by investing in private projects where insufficient capital is available. Jam v. Int’l...

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In March 2007, Carol Sachs purchased a four-day Eurail pass for travel in Austria and the Czech Republic from Rail Pass Experts (“RPE”), a Massachusetts company. See Sachs v. Republic of Austria, 737 F.3d 584, 587 (9th Cir. 2013). Sachs purchased the...

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The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (Indian Mission) is located in a 26-floor building in Manhattan, New York City. New York v. Permanent Mission of Indian to the United Nations, 446 F.3d 365, 367 (2d Cir. 2006). The Mission maintains...

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On October 12, 2000, the U.S.S. Cole was refueling in Aden, Yemen when it was bombed by members of al-Qaeda. Harrison v. Republic of Sudan (“Harrison II”), at 4. In 2010, the Respondents, Rick Harrison, other victims of the attack, and their families...

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Somali government agents, including the National Security Service (“NSS”) and the military police, allegedly subjected disfavored Somali clans and government opponents to widespread, systematic use of torture, arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial...