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Kumar v. Republic of Sudan
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
880 F.3d 144 (2018)
Avinesh Kumar and other family members of terrorist bombing victims (plaintiffs) sued the Republic of Sudan (defendant) under the Foreign Services Immunity Act (FSIA). Kumar served Sudan by having the court clerk mail a copy of the lawsuit to the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Sudan did not answer the lawsuit and defaulted. The district court awarded the claimants damages and denied Sudan’s request to vacate the judgments. Sudan appealed, arguing that service was invalid.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Agee, J.)
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