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Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung AG, No. 07-56722

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.

Read Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung AG, No. 07-56722

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted December 8, 2008

Filed August 20, 2009


Opinion by Judge Thompson

Dissent by Judge Pregerson


For Appellants:

Neil Michael Soltman, Mayer Brown LLP, Los Angeles, CA

For Appellees:

Brian S. Kabateck, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Los Angeles, CA