US Holocaust Insurance Ban Doubted In DOJ Memos

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a lawyer representing plaintiffs who sought payouts on Nazi-era insurance policies to return several internal documents that show the agency did not fully support its own legal argument that U.S. foreign policy preempts state law claims against insurance companies that have denied coverage on such policies.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in January determined that breach of contract claims against Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA brought by the families of Holocaust survivors and heirs were...
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