Jam Exposes International Orgs To New Litigation Risks

By James Berger (March 11, 2019, 2:36 PM EDT) -- On Feb. 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Jam v. International Finance Corp.,[1] a case in which it was asked to rule on the extent of sovereign immunity enjoyed by international organizations before U.S. courts. Jam resolved a split among the federal courts of appeals that had persisted for several years, and the high court's 7-1 ruling addressed a perceived incongruity in which international organizations enjoyed a more comprehensive form of immunity under U.S. law than did foreign states....

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