583 U.S. ___ (2018)

A 2018 United States Supreme Court opinion in which the Court held that the victims of a 1997 terrorist attack in Jerusalem could not obtain Iranian artifacts that were in the possession of the University of Chicago to satisfy a judgment they had obtained against Iran.

This care arose out of a 2008 judgment for over $71 million dollars the the victims of the 1997 terrorist attack had obtained against Iran.  Iran refused to pay that judgment and the victims (the judgment creditors) attempted to attach and execute against certain Iranian assets located in the United States in satisfaction of their judgment.

The United States Supreme Court held that, under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, the property at issue could not be attached to satisfy the judgment entered against Iran.

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