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FOREIGN JUDGMENTS - Action on foreign judgment - Enforcement - Bars - Recognition of judgments of foreign state or territory - Considerations

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (collectively, “Iran defendants” or “Iran”) from the dismissal of their motion for a stay of proceedings, or to set aside default judgments. The respondents, the plaintiffs in the five underlying actions, were American victims of eight different terrorist attacks. They obtained judgments against the defendants in American proceedings based on Iran's active support of terrorist organizations. The respondents commenced proceedings in Canada to enforce the American...