Case of the Day: Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States
The case of the day is Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS v. United States (S. Ct. 2023). I wrote about the case in the District Court. It presents a simple legal question: does the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act govern the question whether a foreign state, or the instrumentality of a foreign state, is immune from jurisdiction […]
Türkiye Halk Bankasi v. United States: Supreme Court Grants Cert.
The Supreme Court will review the Second Circuit’s decision in Türkiye Halk Bankasi, A.Ş v. United States, a decision rejecting the argument that the United States cannot criminally prosecute a foreign company owned by a foreign sovereign. Paul Stephan has an excellent post about the case at the Transnational Litigation Blog. I don’t want to […]
Case of the Day: US v. Halkbank
The case of the day is United States v. Türkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. (S.D.N.Y. 2020). The government alleged that Halkbank conspired to help Iran evade US sanctions and to use Iranian money held in the bank to engage in transactions in the US banking system. The indictment included charges for conspiracy, bank fraud, and money […]
Case of the Day: In re Republic of Turkey
The case of the day is In re Republic of Turkey (D.N.J. 2020). The case presents one of the issues I’ve written about a few times as an academic curiosity, although neither the court nor the parties seem to have noticed it. The Turkish government sought discovery in the US in aid of an investment […]
Case of the Day: Illumina Cambridge v. Complete Genomics
The case of the day is Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2020). I last wrote about the case a couple of months ago. In most respects, it is a typical Section 1782 case, but I want to call two points to your attention.