Court Denies Immunity For United Arab Emirates

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court has ruled that the United Arab Emirates is not immune from a wrongful termination and defamation suit filed by a former accountant at the Middle Eastern country's U.S. embassy because his work was based on commercial activities.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision Friday that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not shield the UAE from a lawsuit filed by former employee Mohamed Salem El-Hadad. However, the circuit court remanded the case to...
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