Monday, June 23, 2008

SCOTUS Grants Cert. In Foreign Property Attachment Case

The Supreme Court has granted cert. in Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces of Islamic Republic of Iran v. Elahi, No. 07-615. Here is the BNA's summary:

In a dispute involving the Iranian Ministry of Defense and holders of U.S. default judgments against Iran seeking to execute those judgments or attach against property found in the United States, is an attachment against foreign sovereign property permissible when that property is "at issue in claims against the United States before an international tribunal," and the property is not a "blocked asset," under the terms of the 2000 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act?


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