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Israeli Court Officials Immune From NJ Suit, Panel Says

Law360 (February 5, 2018, 4:23 PM EST) -- New Jersey courts cannot hear lawsuits against foreign officials after the U.S. Department of State has found they were acting in their official capacities and are thus entitled to immunity, a state appellate panel said Monday in a published opinion related to a child custody battle in Israel.

In a matter of first impression for the state judiciary, the three-judge panel refused to revive Sharon Ben-Haim's complaint against six Israeli rabbinical judges and an official of the Rabbinical Religious Courts Administration of Israel, finding that state...
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