Tag: Iran

  • Case of the Day: Levinson v. Kuwait Finance House

    The case of the day is Levinson v. Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (2d Cir. 2022). Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent, was, according to the FBI, taken hostage by the government of Iran and tortured. He is presumed dead. His wife Christine, on her own behalf and as conservator of his estate, obtained a […]

  • Introductory Note to U.S. v. Assa Co.

    The American Society of International Law was kind enough to ask me to write an introductory note about United States v. Assa Co., a case I covered here in August and that Bill Dodge and Ingrid Wuerth criticized in a paper that I covered later that month and that I cite in the note. I’m […]

  • Case of the Day: United States v. Assa Co.

    The case of the day is United States v. Assa Co. Ltd. (2d Cir. 2019). This is one of several Iran-related FSIA decisions the Second Circuit issued last week. In Assa, the facts were these: Assa Corp. was a New York corporation formed in 1989. Its parent company is Assa Co., Ltd., a Jersey company. […]

  • Case of the Day: Maalouf v. Iran

    The case of the day is Maalouf v. Iran (D.C. Cir. 2019). The cases arose out of the 1983 and 1984 bombings of US diplomatic missions in Beirut by Hizbullah and the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by Al Qaeda. The Iranian government has been linked to all of the […]

  • Case of the Day: Azadeh v. Iran

    The case of the day is Azadeh v. Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C. 2018). Asfaneh Azadeh sued the Iranian government, asserting she was wrongfully imprisoned for months and was tortured in prison. She served process via diplomatic channels under 28 U.S.C. § 1608(a)(4), without first attempting service on the Iranian foreign ministry […]