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Saudi Airline Claims Immunity In Price-Fixing Suit

Law360 (August 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following in the footsteps of a spate of major carriers targeted in the air cargo price-fixing litigation, Saudi Arabian Airlines has asked a federal judge to reject the claims against it, arguing that it is “presumptively immune” from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts.

The carrier said in court document filed Monday that it should be dismissed from the wide-ranging litigation because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a foreign state within the meaning of the Foreign Sovereignty Immunities Act, which provides immunity to foreign states and...
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