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Republic of Hungary v. Simon

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1447 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among counsel to the respondent in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether a district court may abstain from exercising jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for reasons of international comity, in a matter in which former Hungarian nationals have sued the nation of Hungary to recover the value of property lost in Hungary during World War II but the plaintiffs made no attempt to exhaust local Hungarian remedies; and (2) in a forum non conveniens analysis, whether a district court is required to defer to the plaintiffs’ choice of a U.S. forum when the case’s sole connection to the United States is that some named plaintiffs (representing a putative worldwide class) became naturalized citizens after the time relevant to the complaint, and is permitted to defer to a foreign sovereign defendant’s comity interest in hosting claims in its own courts, when the plaintiffs allege that the sovereign defendant harmed its own nationals on its own soil and the plaintiffs have not exhausted local remedies. CVSG: 5/26/2020.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 16 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 19, 2019)
Jun 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 19, 2019 to July 23, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 23, 2019.
Jul 23 2019Brief of respondents Simon, Rosalie, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 06 2019Reply of petitioners Republic of Hungary, et al. filed.
Aug 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 19 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 26 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
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