Curacao Claims Sovereign Immunity To Duck $80M Judgment

Law360, Miami (October 8, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The government of Curacao on Tuesday claimed sovereign immunity and urged the Eleventh Circuit to dismiss it from a suit seeking to enforce an $80 million default judgment against a ship repair company partially owned by the government for allegedly using enslaved Cubans as workers.

Curacao asked the appeals court to reverse an August 2012 district court order staying the island government's motion to dismiss the suit while the parties engaged in jurisdictional discovery in the underlying suit against Curacao Drydock Company Inc. Curacao said that...
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