Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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A Preliminary Injunction to Prevent a Party from Taking Action in a Foreign Jurisdiction that would Destroy United States Jurisdiction does not Violate Principles of Prescriptive Jurisdiction or International Comity--Laker Airways,Ltd. v. Sabena, Belgian World Airlines, 731 F.2d 909 (D.C. Cir.1984).

International Carriers are Subject to the Private Laws of a Foreign State when Carriers are Party to Trade Agreements with that Foreign State and are Doing Business within its Territorial Jurisdiction--British Airways Boardv. Laker Airways, Ltd., [1984] 3 W.L.R. 413; 23 I.L.M. 727.

Court of International Trade has Jurisdiction over Claims Challenging Regulations Governing the Importation of Goods Bearing Genuine Trademarks--Vivitar v. United States, 585 F. Supp. 1419 (Ct. Int'l Trade 1984).

Foreign Sovereignty is not Subject to United States Jurisdiction when Compensation Claims against Sovereignty were not within the "Immovable Property" or "Tortious Act" Exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act--Associacion de Reclamantes v. United Mexican States, 735 F.2d 1517(D.C. Cir. 1984).

Explicit Waiver of Immunity to Prejudgment Attachment of Assets requires a High Standard of Proof under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act--Banque Compafina v. Banco de Guatemala, 583 F. Supp. 320 (S.D.N.Y. 1984).

Vessel Owned by a Subdivision of the Italian Government is Immune from Arrest--O'Connell Machinery Co. v. M.V. Amer-icana, 734 F.2d 115 (2d Cir. 1984).

United States Citizen's Political Assassination in Iran not Sufficient to Avoid Iranian Sovereign Immunity in Wrongful Death Action--Berkovitz v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 735 F.2d329 (9th Cir. 1984).