Case regarding sovereign immunity

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23-05-1976

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23-05-1976

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23-05-1976



Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc. v.Cuba


CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT.

No. 73-1288.

Argued December 10, 1974. Reargued January 19, 1976. Decided May 24, 1976.



After the "intervention" (nationalization) by Cuba in 1960 of the business and assets of five leading cigar manufacturers, the former owners (most of whom had fled to the United States) brought actions against petitioner and two other importers for, inter alia, the purchase price of cigars that