Kingdom of Spain v. Estate of Claude Cassirer
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-786||9th Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2011|
Issue: 1. Whether the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act â€œexpropriation exceptionâ€ permits U.S. courts to strip a foreign sovereign of its presumptive sovereign immunity simply because it owns property allegedly taken in violation of international law by another nation? 2. Whether a plaintiff relying on the FSIAâ€™s expropriation exception must exhaust available remedies in the relevant country before invoking the jurisdiction of U.S. courts?