2 Cases Show Int'l Orgs Should Brush Up On Venue Defenses

Law360 (May 6, 2020, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Jam v. International Finance Corp.,[1] international organizations — as designated under the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945, or IOIA[2] — have increasingly faced litigation that can no longer be dismissed on absolute immunity grounds.[3]

These organizations now have to navigate preliminary jurisdictional defenses that they would not have normally considered or asserted before Jam. One such defense is improper venue pursuant to the venue provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, or FSIA, which can result in case dismissal or transfer to a forum that an international organization defendant finds more familiar...

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