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Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity

Your company is deciding whether to sue a foreign country, but before taking on such a costly pursuit, it wants to collect more information. You have been tasked with researching the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Prepare a summary of the doctrine and whether you feel it may affect your company's chances of successfully bringing suit against a foreign country.

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In an increasingly global marketplace, in which international economic transactions are growing in prominence, there is greater potential for suits involving foreign parties and governments.

1 Technological advancements and transportational improvements are making the world a much smaller place, further increasing overall levels of contact between private parties and the governments of foreign nations.2 These heightened levels of interaction and the corresponding increase in potential litigation between private parties and foreign entities have created a greater need for uniformity and predictability in the law of sovereign immunity.3 Foreign state enterprises engage in commercial activities with U.S. businesses and corporations on a daily basis.4 ...

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Your company is deciding whether to sue a foreign country, but before taking on such a costly pursuit, it wants to collect more information. You have been tasked with researching the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Prepare a summary of the doctrine and whether you feel it may affect your company's chances of successfully bringing suit against a foreign country.

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