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June 2, 2015

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 […]

March 18, 2015

Article: Argentina v. NML Capital and Its Implications

A decision issued last year by the Supreme Court, Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd., 134 S. Ct. 2250 (2014), has major implications for foreign nations. Simplifying, the Supreme Court held that foreign state assets are not immune from post-judgment discovery. […]

February 17, 2015

Case Watch: 1964 Realty v. Consulate of Qatar

As discussed in an earlier post on this blog, in August 2014, realty company 1964 Realty LLC sued the Consulate of Qatar in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for an alleged breach of a […]

July 22, 2014

Article: Inviolability of Diplomatic and Consular Archives

Congress enacted the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”), 28 U.S.C. §1602 et seq., “[s]ubject to existing international agreements to which the United States is a party,” §§1604 and 1609. Two such international agreements to which the FSIA is “subject” are […]

November 26, 2013

Case Watch: Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy

On November 20, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota held in Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164828 (D. Minn. Nov. 20, 2013), that the Royal Norwegian Embassy need not produce certain information […]

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