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Immunity Must Be Heard 1st In $9B Award Fight, Nigeria Says

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Nigeria told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday that it was wrongly deprived of its right to argue as an initial matter that an engineering firm's suit to enforce a $9 billion arbitral award is barred under sovereign immunity, saying the ruling is itself an infringement of its immunity.

Nigeria is challenging a briefing schedule in a case currently on hold before a D.C. federal court, in which the British Virgin Islands engineering firm Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. is trying to enforce a $9 billion arbitral award issued against Nigeria by an international tribunal in London. The firm won the award...

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Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

October 16, 2018

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