High Court Snubs Military Equipment Co. Bid To Sue Congo

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 1:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal brought by a U.S. military equipment maker against the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which the company had hoped to sue in federal court over an unpaid $14 million tab.

Triple A International Inc. had tried to argue that it could hold the Congo — previously known as Zaire — responsible for a 1993 military equipment sale under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which allows Americans to sue foreign governments in U.S. court if the...
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