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Monday, August 20, 2012

SDNY Dismisses ATS Suit Based on Sovereign Immunity

In Tawfik v. al Sabah, the Southern District of New York dismissed an Alien Tort Claims Act suit brought by Egyptian nationals against the Emir of Kuwait based on sovereign immunity principles.  The court found the State Department's suggestion of immunity controlling.   

Download Tawfik v al Sabah Decision 2012.08.16 (pdf).

Thanks to Lee Dunst (Gibson Dunn) for a copy of the decision. 


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