In an action seeking benefits under insurance policies by descendants of Armenians persecuted by the Ottoman Empire, denial of defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint is reversed where Section 354.4 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, which extends the statute of limitations until 2010 for claims arising out of life insurance policies issued to "Armenian Genocide victims," interferes with the national government's conduct of foreign relations.
Argued and Submitted December 8, 2008
Filed August 20, 2009
Opinion by Judge Thompson
Dissent by Judge Pregerson