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In Re: Linee Aeree Italiane (Alitalia), 06-2935

Petition for writ of mandamus ordering a non-jury trial in a breach of contract case involving Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act issues is denied where a jury trial of an alleged government instrumentality would not give rise to an irreparable harm that would warrant mandamus relief, since the jury trial could be reversed and a non-jury trial ordered on appeal.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 08/07/2006
  • Decided 11/27/2006
  • Published 11/27/2006

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Lawrence Mentz (submitted), Kaplan, Von Ohlen, & Massamillo, New York, NY, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Terry M. Grimm, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL, for Respondent.
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