Articles on Act of State Doctrine

The 7th Circuit upholds application of the act-of-state doctrine By Timothy B. White International and Immigration Law, June 2008 In a relatively rare case involving the act-of-state doctrine, the Court of Appeals in the Seventh Circuit determined that the district court did not err in applying the act-of-state doctrine to the Plaintiff’s claim for the wrongful loss of his property when Polish police seized and subsequently “lost” his computers after Defendants filed a criminal complaint against his Polish corporation for alleged intellectual property infringement.

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