Case Watch: Simon v. Hungary

On May 9, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a class action, Simon v. Hungary, for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”). The plaintiffs, Hungarian Jews, alleged that Hungary and its national railway “MAV” should be held liable for certain […]

Case Watch: Doe v. Zedillo

On February 18, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a summary order in Doe v. Zedillo, Case No. 13-3122. In that case, plaintiffs alleged that former president of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, was liable for violations of international law resulting from a 1997 […]

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