DC Circ. Says Man Can't Sue Ethiopia For Spying On Him

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Ethiopia is immune from a suit alleging an American citizen was tricked into downloading a computer program that allowed his home country to spy on him, saying an exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not apply.

A three-judge panel agreed Tuesday that a district court lacked jurisdiction over claims brought by a U.S. citizen of Ethiopian descent identified as "Kidane," holding that foreign states are immune from suits unless an exception to the FSIA...
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Case Information

Case Title

John Doe v. Republic of Ethiopia

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

June 28, 2016

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