9th Circ. To Rehear Austrian Rail Injury Case En Banc

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 3:48 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday agreed to rehear a September decision tossing a personal injury suit brought against an Austrian railway by a woman who claims the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act is inapplicable because she purchased her ticket in Massachusetts.

A majority of active Ninth Circuit judges voted to revisit a ruling that relied heavily on a 2009 decision in John Doe v. Holy See — which found that the sovereign state that controls the Roman Catholic Church could not be held liable in a U.S....
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