Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The Detention and Torture of a United States Citizen by Foreign Government During the Course of his job, Recruited and Hired in the United States to serve as a foreign government employee, constitutes action based upon commercial activity carried on in the United States by a foreign state for which the foreign government is not immune under the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, Nelson v. Saudi Arabia, 923 F.2d 1528 (11th Cir. 1991).

Introduction of Negotiable Promissory Notes into the United States by Foreign States for Purposes of Raising Capital constitutes commercial activity having substantial contact with the United States barring the foreign states' right to sovereign immunity, Shapiro v. Republic of Bolivia 930 F.2d 1013 (2nd Cir. 1991).,

Title VII does not apply extraterritorially to regulate employment practices of United States employers who employ United States citizens abroad, E.E.O.C. v. Arabian American Oil Co., 111 S. Ct. 1227 (1991).

Punitive Dames not Recoverable in Actions Governed by Warsaw Convention for Air Carrier's willful misconduct, In Re Air Disaster at Lockerbie Scotland, 928 F.2d 1267 (2d Cir.1991).

Warsaw Convention bars Recovery of damages for purely mental injuries, Eastern Airlines, Inc. v. Floyd, U.S. - 111 S.Ct. 1489 (1991).