Islamic Republic of Iran v. McKesson Corporation

Petition for certiorari denied on March 18, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-631 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the Treaty of Amity between the United States and Iran also provides a cause of action to sue the foreign sovereign in the courts of the company’s “home” country, so that respondent McKesson may sue Iran in the United States and an Iranian company may sue the United States in Iran; and (2) whether a foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its domestic law is entitled to deference, as several other appellate courts have concluded, and the court below therefore erred by failing to defer to Iran’s interpretation of Iranian law to provide a cause of action for companies doing business in Iran only in Iranian courts.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 15 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 20, 2012)
Nov 15 2012Appendix of Islamic Republic of Iran filed.
Dec 11 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 19, 2013.
Feb 15 2013Brief of respondents McKesson Corporation, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 27 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Feb 28 2013Reply of petitioner Islamic Republic of Iran filed. (Distributed)
Mar 18 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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