Case Watch: Fraser v. Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

On September 24, 2014, the Northern District of Illinois found the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Chicago immune from a lawsuit regarding a car-bike accident. (Dkt. 50, Case No. 1:14cv1046 (N.D. Ill.)). Heather Fraser alleged that she was riding her bicycle in 2011 when the Consul General […]

Case Watch: Iskandar v. Embassy of Kuwait

On April 24, 2014, Randa Iskandar sued the Embassy of Kuwait, Case No. 1:14-cv-00721, alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of contract. (See Dkt. 1). According to the Complaint, Iskandar was a claims processor for the Embassy’s Health Office, and during the course of her employment, was subjected to […]

Event: Consular Corps College Symposium

From November 19, 2014 through November 21, 2014, the Consular Corps College will host its annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. Topics include: Understanding Immigration Law and Visas; Crisis Management; Legal, Health, and Death Issues; Law and Order for the Consul; and more. I will be speaking to Symposium attendees about […]

Case Watch: LaLoup v. Hellenic Republic (Greece)

On July 10, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted Greece’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit on grounds of sovereign immunity in LaLoup v. Hellenic Republic, Case No. 2:13-cv-7124. In the complaint, the plaintiffs, parents of U.S. Marine Sergeant Brian LaLoup, sued Greece and the U.S. Government […]

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