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Steen and ors v The Islamic Republic of Iran and ors, Decision on a motion to dismiss, 108 OR (3d) 301, 2011 ONSC 6464, [2011] OJ No 5074 (QL), ILDC 1879 (CA 2011), 1st November 2011, Canada; Ontario; Court of Justice

Whether the state-directed hostage-taking of foreign nationals for the purpose of obtaining money and other resources was a commercial act for which state immunity was not available.

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