2nd Circ. Revives Sudan Refugees' Case Against BNP Paribas

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 10:01 PM EDT) -- A Second Circuit panel revived a proposed class action against BNP Paribas by nearly two dozen Sudanese refugees who say the French banking giant helped to finance atrocities committed against them by the Sudanese government, ruling Wednesday that a legal doctrine against second-guessing foreign state actions isn't an obstacle to the case.

In a 23-page decision penned by U.S. Circuit Judge Barrington D. Parker, the three-judge panel said that the act of state doctrine, which prohibits U.S. courts from ruling that an official act of a foreign government is invalid, had been misapplied last year when a New York district court...

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