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Apr 5

An Introduction to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

State immunity is a concept enshrined in many domestic legal systems as well as various sources of international law.  The maxim par in parem non habet imperium (“an equal has no power over an equal”) is a principle of customary international law enjoying near universal acceptance which establishes a basic assumption of state immunity to


Apr 5

New Supreme Court decision on Arbitration (KPMG LLP v. Cocchi)

The Supreme Court has issued an opinion in KPMG LLP v. Cocchi, reaffirming the position that, when considering a motion to compel the arbitration of multiple claims, courts must consider the arbitrability of each claim separately, “even if this will lead to piecemeal litigation.”  2011 U.S. LEXIS 7924, at * 2 (Nov. 7, 2011).  (The