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Case of the Day: Hilt Construction v. Permanent Mission of Chad

Posted on October 16, 2017

The case of the day is Hilt Construction & Management Corp. v. Permanent Mission of Chad (S.D.N.Y. 2017). Hilt claimed the Mission of Chad to the UN owed it more than $1 million for construction work. Hilt first sued the Mission and the Ambassador. The court dismissed the claim against the Ambassador on the grounds of diplomatic immunity, and it dismissed the claim against the Mission without prejudice on the grounds that Hilt had failed to serve it with process. Hilt then brought a new action against the Mission served process on the as required by the FSIA. The Mission defaulted, and Hilt obtained a default judgment. Hilt, a writ of execution in hand, garnished the Mission’s bank account, apparently without giving the Mission…

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Case of the Day: Hilt Construction v. Permanent Mission of Chad

Posted on June 20, 2016

The case of the day is Hilt Construction & Management Corp. v. Permanent Mission of Chad to the United Nations (S.D.N.Y. 2016). The claim was that Hilt had a contract with Chad’s mission to the United Nations and its ambassador, Cherif Mahamat, for the renovation of the ambassador’s official residence in New Rochelle. Hilt claimed it was not paid for part of its work and it sued for breach of contract and on a quantum meruit theory. The mission and the ambassador moved to dismiss.

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