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Service Row Delays Qatari Bank's $250M Eritrean Loan Fight

Law360, London (May 10, 2019, 6:23 PM BST) -- A London judge Friday opted not to decide if Qatar National Bank can give Eritrea notice of a $250 million lawsuit over an unpaid loan outside of normal diplomatic channels until after an appeals court weighs in on the matter of how to properly serve countries.

Following a two-hour hearing Friday, Deputy Master Francesca Kaye said she'd reserve judgment on whether Qatar National Bank executed proper service of a claim form on the government of Eritrea until the Court of Appeals clarifies whether foreign states have to be served.

That separate relevant suit before the Court of Appeals, involving General Dynamics...

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