Robert Kry

Immediate Appeals in Foreign Sovereign Litigation

Foreign governments have many advantages in litigation.  Chief among them is sovereign immunity.  Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, foreign states and their agencies and instrumentalities are immune from suit in United States courts unless the case falls within one of the statute’s specific exceptions to immunity.  That substantive immunity also confers important procedural advantages. …

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Jam v. IFC: Secondary Liability in Transnational Disputes

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jam v. International Finance Corp., a case that raises important questions about United States jurisdiction over cross-border disputes.  The case most immediately involves the scope of sovereign immunity where a foreign state or international organization takes actions in the United States that contribute to tortious conduct overseas.  But the case also has broader implications for secondary liability generally.

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Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School
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UC Davis School of Law
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Cornell Law School
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John F. Coyle

University of North Carolina School of Law
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Aaron D. Simowitz

Willamette University College of Law
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Timothy D. Lytton

Georgia State University College of Law
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University of Birmingham
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University of Manchester
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University of California Berkeley
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Brian D. Hulse

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Renmin University of China Law School
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Renmin University of China Law School
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Melissa Kucinski

MKFL
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