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High Court to Determine Proper Method to Serve Process on a Foreign Government [Updated March 27, 2019]   [open pdf - 593KB]

From the Document: "In its October 2018 term, the Supreme Court is to hear 'Republic of Sudan v. Harrison', a case concerning the interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) as it relates to the permissible methods of serving process on a foreign government in order to gain jurisdiction to pursue a civil lawsuit. Specifically, Sudan urges the Court to toss out a $315 million default judgment against it for its support to terrorists responsible for the U.S.S. Cole bombing in Yemen in October 2000. Sudan claims it was improperly notified of the lawsuit because the plaintiffs addressed the complaint to its foreign minister via its embassy in the United States. The judgment creditors urge the Court to uphold that particular means of serving process as compatible with the relevant provision of the FSIA."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10212
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2019-03-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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