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Hoppin Grinsell files amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court

Hoppin Grinsell files amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court

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Hoppin Grinsell
March 10, 2023
Hoppin Grinsell files amicus brief on behalf of international law scholars in the Supreme Court

Hoppin Grinsell filed an amicus brief on behalf of private international law scholars in the Supreme Court in Yegiazaryan v. Smagin. The scholars argue that, in the context of foreign arbitral award enforcement, a private civil action under RICO is fundamentally different from what the laws of the UK and EU countries allow. In those countries, there is no cause of action akin to RICO, and there is no possibility of treble damages. If called upon to enforce a RICO multiple-damages judgment, courts in the UK and EU countries would generally decline to do so as contrary to public policy—a public policy evident in a broad range of substantive laws, ranging from recognition of foreign judgments to competition to choice of law.

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