This week the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sachs v. OBB Personenverkehr. As expected, the Court held that OBB, a railroad owned by the Austrian government, was immune under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
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How does the Supreme Court’s October Term 2015 look so far with respect to foreign relations and national security cases? The Court does not have any clear blockbusters like OT 2014’s Zivotofsky v. Kerry. Nevertheless, four potentially significant cases are already on the Court’s docket and cert petitions have been filed in a handful of others.
Supreme Court Oral Argument in OBB Personenverkehr v. Sachs, a Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Case
The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in OBB Personenverkehr v. Sachs. The case was brought by Carol Sachs, a California woman seriously injured while boarding a train in Austria. She sued the railway, OBB Personenverkehr, which is owned by the Republic of Austria.