FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v Democratic Republic of Congo, No. 10-7040 (March 15 2011)
FG HEMISPHERE ASSOCIATES, LLC, APPELLEE v. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, APPELLANT SOCIETE NATIONALE D'ELECTRICITE, APPELLEE
Case: No. 10-7040 - Document: 1298140. Argued February 4, 2011 Decided March 15, 2011
Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 1:03-cv-01315)
.... We hold today only that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA"). does not abrogate a court's inherent power to impose contempt sanctions on a foreign sovereign, and that the district court did not abuse its discretion in doing so here. The district court's order is Affirmed.