Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq v Kurdistan Region of Iraq - United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Case No 15-40062 - 21 September 2015
The Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq (the "Ministry") filed a complaint alleging that the Kurdistan Regional Government (the "KRG"), which administers a subsidiary region and political subdivision of the Republic of Iraq, unlawfully exported a particular cargo of oil from the country. The district court denied the KRG's motion to dismiss and the KRG now appeals that decision. While this appeal was pending, the Ministry moved to dismiss the appeal as moot, submitting uncontested evidence that the KRG had sold the subject oil in a foreign jurisdiction. We agree that the KRG's sale of the oil moots the case and therefore dismiss this appeal.