Korea Blocked From Pursuing BAE In Its Own Courts

By Michael Macagnone (July 18, 2016, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge took the possibly unprecedented step Monday of temporarily enjoining the South Korean government from pursuing BAE Systems Inc. in its own courts while litigation over whether the country's underlying arms agreement with the U.S. forecloses private suits plays out in the United States.

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm reluctantly granted the preliminary injunction from the bench Monday, saying he would prefer South Korea voluntarily stayed its suit while he worked out whether the botched foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. to upgrade the South Korean F-16 fleet extended to the ancillary contract BAE was sued...

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