U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against World Bank Arm on Immunity


Bloomberg  | Wed, Feb 27, 2019

by Greg Stohr


The U.S. Supreme Court opened some American-based international organizations to lawsuits, ruling that a World Bank affiliate must defend against allegations it is responsible for environmental damage caused by a power plant in India.

Voting 7-1 on Wednesday, the court said sovereign immunity doesn’t protect those international organizations in the U.S. when they are involved in commercial activities.


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