ALPERIN v. VATICAN BANK IOR OFM HOP

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United States Court of Appeals,Ninth Circuit.

Emil ALPERIN;  Jewgenija Romanova;  Maria Dankewitsch;  Vladimir Morgunov, on behalf of themselves and all other persons similarly situated;  Organization of Ukrainian Antifascist Resistance Fighters;  Ukrainian Union of Nazi Victims and Prisoners;  Vladimir Brodich;  William Dorich;  Igor Najfeld, on behalf of themselves and all other persons similarly situated;  Lizabeth Lalich;  Mladen Djuricich;  Robert Predrag Gakovich;  Nevenka Vukasovic Malinowski;  Eli Rotem;  Milorad Skoric;  Veljko Miljus;  Fred Zlatko Harris;  Milja Conger;  Allen Dolfi Herskovich;  Bogdan Kljaic;  David Levy;  Zdenka Baum Ruchwarger;  Vladan Celebonovic;  Desa Tomasevic Wakeman;  Daniel Pyevich;  Koviljka Popovic;  Jasenovac Research Institute;  The International Union of Former Juvenile Prisoners of Fascism of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. VATICAN BANK, aka Institute of Religious Works aka Instituto per le Opere Di Religione (IOR);  Franciscan Order (OFM), Including Croatian Franciscans;  Croatian Cofraternity of the College of San Girolamo Degli Illirici, and its successors, Swiss, Austrian, Argentine, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Vatican & German Banking Institutions;  Croatian Liberation Movement (HOP), Defendants-Appellees.

Emil Alperin;  Jewgenija Romanova;  Maria Dankewitsch;  Vladimir Morgunov, on behalf of themselves and all other persons similarly situated;  Organization of Ukrainian Antifascist Resistance Fighters;  Ukrainian Union of Nazi Victims and Prisoners;  Vladimir Brodich;  William Dorich;  Igor Najfeld, on behalf of themselves and all other persons similarly situated;  Lizabeth Lalich;  Mladen Djuricich;  Robert Predrag Gakovich;  Nevenka Vukasovic Malinowski;  Eli Rotem;  Milorad Skoric;  Veljko Miljus;  Fred Zlatko Harris;  Milja Conger;  Allen Dolfi Herskovich;  Bogdan Kljaic;  David Levy;  Zdenka Baum Ruchwarger;  Vladan Celebonovic;  Desa Tomasevic Wakeman;  Daniel Pyevich;  Koviljka Popovic;  Jasenovac Research Institute;  the International Union of Former Juvenile Prisoners of Fascism of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated;  Organization of Ukrainian Antifascist Resistance Fighters;  Ukrainian Union of Nazi Victims and Prisoners, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Vatican Bank, aka Institute of Religious Works aka Instituto per le Opere Di Religione (IOR);  Franciscan Order (OFM), Including Croatian Franciscans;  Croatian Cofraternity of the College of San Girolamo Degli Illirici, and its successors, Swiss, Austrian, Argentine, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Vatican & German Banking Institutions;  Croatian Liberation Movement (HOP), Defendants-Appellees.

Nos. 03-15208, 03-16166.

Decided: April 18, 2005