foreign state

October 2, 2017

Article: Foreign Nations Have to Post Bond, Too

U.S. courts must treat foreign nations differently than other litigants in several circumstances, as set forth in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. But foreign states should not count on being treated specially in all circumstances just because they are nation […]

December 2, 2014

Article: Default Judgment Against A Foreign State

A default judgment is a judgment issued by a court when a defendant fails to appear or otherwise defend itself in a lawsuit. In default cases where the plaintiff has asked to be awarded a particular sum of money, the […]

April 23, 2014

Article: Can A U.S. Court Sanction a Foreign State?

In January 2013, in Agudas Chasidei Chabad of United States v. Russian Federation, Case No. 1:05-cv-1548 (D.D.C.), a federal court entered civil contempt sanctions against Russia and certain Russian instrumentalities of $50,000 per day for failing to comply with a […]

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