Supreme Court Refuses To Consider Expropriation Claims Against Venezuela

(January 12, 2016, 12:08 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by an individual who alleged that the Venezuelan government prosecuted him for political reasons and expropriated his investments, which sought review of a district court's ruling that two Venezuelan agencies were entitled to sovereign immunity (Nelson J. Mezerhane v. Republica Bolnariana De Venezuela, et al., No. 15-410, U.S. Sup.).

(Order list available. Document #05-160126-008X.)

Nelson J. Mezerhane, a national of Venezuela, alleged that he resides in and applied...
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