Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In an action seeking payment of benefits on insurance policies purchased by plaintiffs' family members from defendant-insurer in the years leading up to the Holocaust, dismissal of the action is affirmed where plaintiffs' state-law claims were preempted by the foreign policy of the U.S., which favored resolution of Holocaust-era insurance claims in the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC), an international claims resolution organization founded by private insurance companies and supported by the U.S. and other foreign government entities.
Argued: June 10, 2008
Decided: January 15, 2010
Opinion by Judge Leval