Military Equipment Co. Can't Sue Congo In US Court: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 02, 2013, 5:11 PM ET) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a U.S. military equipment maker couldn't sue the Democratic Republic of the Congo in federal court over an unpaid $14 million tab, rejecting the company's expanded interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Triple A International had tried argue that it could hold Congo — previously known as Zaire — responsible for the 1993 equipment sale under FSIA, which allows Americans to sue foreign governments in U.S. court if the suit deals with commercial activity that had “substantial contact” the...
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