Case Watch: Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital

On June 16, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd., Case No. 12-842, with Justice Scalia writing for the Court. It held that nothing in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”) specifies different discovery rules when a judgment debtor is a foreign state. The […]

Case Watch: Ashraf-Hassan v. Embassy of France

On April 17, 2014, in Ashraf-Hassan v. Embassy of France, Case No. 1:11-cv-805, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the Embassy of France could not, “three years into this litigation and on the eve of trial[,]” assert its sovereign immunity. (Dkt. 57 at 1). The […]

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