Iraq Claims Immunity In $53M Mineral Contract Fight

Law360 (November 17, 2020, 9:13 PM EST) -- The Iraqi government has urged a D.C. federal court to toss a suit seeking to enforce a $53 million foreign judgment over a mineral contract, saying it is immune to the suit and that the contract violated U.S. sanctions.

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act prevents Mohammad Hilmi Nassif & Partners from trying to enforce a Jordanian breach of contract judgment against Iraq and its Ministry of Industry and Minerals in the U.S., the Iraqi government said in its Nov. 13 motion to dismiss, made available on Monday.

"This action is a textbook case for dismissal on international comity and forum non...

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