Tag: Iraq

  • Case of the Day: Saleh v. Bush

    The case of the day is Saleh v. Bush (9th Cir. 2017). Sundus Shaker Saleh was an Iraqi who became a refugee during the Iraq War when Kurdish forces aligned with the United States forced her to leave her home in 2003. She sued former President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, […]

  • Case of the Day: Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation v. Harmoosh

    The case of the day is Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation v. Harmoosh (4th Cir. 2017). The Foundation lent $2 million to Al-Harmoosh for General Trade, Travel, and Tourism, an Iraqi company. The loan agreement had an agreement to arbitrate all “disputes, controversies and claims between the parties which may arise out of or in […]

  • Case of the Day: United States ex rel. UXB International v. 77 Insaat & Taahut A.S.

    The case of the day is United States ex rel. UXB International, Inc. v. 77 Insaat & Taahut A.S. (W.D. Va. 2015). UXB brought a qui tam action on behalf of the United States against 77 Construction Co., an Afghan corporation, and 77 Group Co., an Iraqi corporation. UXB sought leave to serve process on […]

  • Case of the Day: Ministry of Oil of Iraq v. 1,032,212 Barrels of Crude Oil

    The case of the day is Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq v. 1,032,212 Barrels of Crude Oil Aboard the United Kalavrvta (S.D. Tex. 2014). The Iraqi government’s view is that under Iraqi law, it owns all of Iraq’s plentiful oil. The independence-minded leaders of the Kurdistan region, however, have other ideas. According […]

  • Case of the Day: SerVaas Inc. v. Republic of Iraq

    The case of the day is SerVaas Inc. v. Republic of Iraq (2d Cir. 2013) (mem.). We have considered the case twice before: first we looked at the District Court’s decision granting SerVaas’s motion for summary judgment; then we looked at some post-judgment discovery issues. Here were the facts: Servaas had a contract with the […]