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Kaplan and ors v Iran and ors, Decision on motion to dismiss, 961 FSupp2d 185 (DDC 2013), ILDC 2297 (US 2013), 20th August 2013, United States; District of Columbia; District Court for the District of Columbia [DDC]

Whether the act of state doctrine precluded a determination of whether Hezbollah rocket attacks against Israeli civilians during the 2006 Lebanon War qualified as an ‘act of war’ or occurred in the course of an armed conflict.

Whether the Hezbollah rocket attacks sufficiently touched and concerned the territory of the United States to displace the presumption against extraterritorial application of the Alien Tort Statute.

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