Republic of Sudan v. Harrison et al.


White & Case achieved victory at the Supreme Court of the United States for the Republic of the Sudan in a resounding 8 to 1 vote.

The US Supreme Court overturned on Tuesday a ruling ordering Sudan to pay damages to the families of 17 servicemen killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.

The high court ruled on procedural grounds: Under regulations related to the prosecution of foreign states, it said the Sudanese government should have been served the complaint in Khartoum instead of via its embassy in Washington.

The White & Case legal team who represented the Republic of the Sudan was led by partners Christopher Curran (Picture), Nicole Erb and Claire DeLelle, and included associates Nicolle Kownacki and Celia McLaughlin, with support from many others.

Involved fees earner: Christopher Curran – White & Case; Claire DeLelle – White & Case; Nicole Erb – White & Case; Nicolle Kownacki – White & Case;

Law Firms: White & Case;

Clients: Republic of the Sudan;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti