Article: Tort Suits Against Foreign States

Foreign states can be sued under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”), 28 U.S.C. §1605(a)(5), in U.S. court for torts, including for example, a diplomat’s traffic accident in the United States. But, can a foreign nation be sued in U.S. court if it commits some tortious act in its own […]

Case Watch: Avaria Networks, Inc. v. Raleigh Mexican Consulate General

Recently, Avaria Networks, Inc. filed suit in North Carolina against the Raleigh Mexican Consulate General, Case No. 5:14-cv-009. Allegedly, Avaria Networks entered into an IT maintenance and service agreement, but the Mexican Consulate refused to pay for services rendered. The precise basis for jurisdiction is not specified. Rather, Avaria alleges […]

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