Article: Immediate interlocutory appeal by a foreign state

Usually, in a case involving two private parties, a party may not appeal interlocutory rulings issued against it until final judgment. By contrast, foreign states sued in U.S. courts under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”) may immediately appeal interlocutory rulings denying claims to foreign sovereign immunity from suit. The […]

Case Watch: State of Florida v. Wabafiyebazu

With the criminal case pending against Marc Wabafiyebazu in Florida, the immunity accorded to family members of consular and diplomatic officials has been in the news. Wabafiyebazu is the son of Roxanne Dube, the Canadian Consul General in Miami. In April, Wabafiyebazu was charged with inter alia murder for his […]

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