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  • No again!

    I wonder how many times the USA government has to spit in our faces before we Armenians understand that it is no friend of ours.

    Supreme Court Will Not Review Armenian Genocide-Era Insurance Claims Case
    •From: Mihran Keheyian <[email protected]>
    •Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:51:21 +0000 (UTC)

    June 10, 2013

    WASHINGTON-The U.S. Supreme Court, today, announced that it will not
    review a Ninth Circuit Court decision which struck down a California
    law extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era
    insurance claims cases, reported the Armenian National Committee of
    America (ANCA).

    The Supreme Court's decision not to review the case lets stand a
    lower court decision which effectively prevents U.S. citizens from
    pursuing redress for unpaid insurance claims by using the rarely
    invoked foreign affairs pre-emption doctrine. Plaintiffs challenged
    that assertion in a May 24th brief, filed by lead appellate attorney
    Igor Timofeyev, calling it "a revolutionary proposition [by the U.S.

    Government] that states lack all authority to enact legislation
    concerning their citizens' private claims if they originate in events
    that occurred abroad."

    Plaintiffs' attorney and Armenian Americans groups expressed dismay
    about the Supreme Court decision and a commitment to continue efforts
    to secure justice for genocide-era victims and their heirs.

    "Although we are disappointed the Court did not grant certiorari in
    this case, the proper scope of the foreign affairs preemption doctrine
    is an important issue that we believe the Court will end up examining
    in the future," explained plaintiffs' lead attorney Igor Timofeyev,
    Esq. of Paul Hastings LLP.

    "The refusal of the Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit's
    decision does not mean Armenian Americans are without avenues of
    redress and we will not be deterred from pursuing what even the
    Solicitor General and lower courts have recognized as unremedied
    claims," explained ANCA Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian.

    Bingham McCutcheon LLP partner David Balabanian made clear that "this
    case concerned the balance between federal and state authority in
    matters affecting foreign relations, not the propriety of recognition
    and redress for the evils visited upon Turkey's Armenians by the last
    Ottoman rulers and denied by their successors." Balabanian represented
    a series of human rights and public policy groups including the
    Armenian Bar Association, Armenian National Committee of America,
    Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation,
    Inc., Genocide Education Project, xxxish Alliance for Law and Social
    Action, Center for the Study of Law & Genocide, and the International
    Human Rights Clinic of the University of Southern California Gould
    School of Law in filing an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs
    position earlier in the process.

    "Today, the Republic of Turkey was permitted to infringe upon and
    strike at the core of our States' principal foundations of enacting
    good laws and good aims," explained Garo Ghazarian, Esq. Chairman of
    the Armenian Bar Association.

    The Armenian Genocide-era insurance claims case has traveled a long and
    complex legal path, which has included three separate and conflicting
    opinions from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most recent
    on February 23, 2012. That decision struck down the California law
    extending the statute of limitations for certain life insurance
    claims based on an unprecedented expansion of the rarely invoked
    doctrine of foreign affairs field preemption. Defendant Munich Re,
    a German insurance company, is represented by Neil Soltman of Mayer
    Brown's Los Angeles office.

    Plaintiffs' petition to the Supreme Court to hear the case was filed
    by Igor Timofeyev of Paul Hastings, LLP. Claims for unpaid life
    insurance policies dating back to the Armenian Genocide were first
    brought by plaintiffs' attorney Vartkes Yeghiayan. Attorneys who have
    been representing plaintiffs include Lee Crawford Boyd, Rajika Shah,
    Mark Geragos, and Brian Kabateck.

    Among the parties supporting plaintiffs' appeal were California
    Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was joined by Nevada Attorney
    General Catherine Cortez Masto, Michigan Attorney General Bill
    Schuette, and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. Attorneys
    General Masto and Kilmartin had also joined Attorney General Harris on
    a previous amicus brief, when it was before the Ninth Circuit. Leading
    up to the filing, the ANCA had organized a citizen campaign to engage
    attorneys general from across the country about the importance of this
    case and defending Armenian-American property claims. An amicus brief
    also was filed by several federal and state legislators, including
    Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who was a lead author of the
    California statute at issue when she was a California State Senator,
    Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Howard Berman
    (D-Calif.), Representatives David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Anna Eshoo
    (D-Calif.), Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Adam Schiff
    (D-Calif.), and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.). Members of the legislature
    of the State of California who joined the brief were Senate President
    pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, Majority Leader of the Assembly Charles
    Calderon (D-58), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-22), Assembly Members Katcho
    Achadjian (R-33), and Anthony Portantino (D-44).

    A series of amicus briefs were filed in support of the plaintiffs'
    petition including a filing by U.S. Federal and State legislators,
    filed by attorneys Mary-Christine Sungaila and Seepan Parseghian at
    the firm of Snell and Willmer, LLP.

    The complete set of filings can be viewed here.
    Hayastan or Bust.

  • #2
    Re: No again!

    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    I wonder how many times the USA government has to spit in our faces before we Armenians understand that it is no friend of ours.
    There is no interest like self-interest and you will be waiting a hell of along time before, that crowd take some kind of principled stand on anything.


    • #3
      Re: No again!

      A Hungarian Parliament panel has rejected an Armenian Genocide recognition bill submitted by the Green Party, which holds five seats in the 199-member ParliamentxAkunq.netxreports, quoting Turkish media.
      The bill failed to pass the Foreign Relations Committee because of the vote of the Fidesz and Jobbik parties.
      Marton Gyongyosi of the Jobbik Party, vice-chairman of thexHungarianxNational Assembly’sxForeign Affairs Committee, said “the issue should be left to historians and international law experts.”
      “Hungarian lawmakers should not be concerned about what Pope Francis, politicians and parliaments of other countries say,” he said.
      Hayastan or Bust.


      • #4
        Re: No again!

        Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
        A Hungarian Parliament panel has rejected an Armenian Genocide recognition

        Marton Gyongyosi “the issue should be left to historians and international law experts.”

        Marton Gyongyosi <<<?

        "On March 26, 2007 the Hungarian Parliament established the Hungary-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group. Márton Gyöngyösi is the chairman of this group."árton_Gyöngyösi


        • #5
          Re: No again!

          The "Jobbik" party

          Ideology Hungarian nationalism
          Hungarian irredentism
          Hungarian Turanism <<

          "they were part of a larger community that included such peoples as the Magyars, the Turks, and the Mongols etc.[7] Political Turanism was a romantic nationalist movement, which stressed the importance of common ancestry and cultural affinity between Hungarians and the peoples of the Caucasus and Inner and Central Asia, such as the Turks, Mongols,"


          • #6
            Re: No again!

            This is the guy

            Márton Gyöngyösi: Ramil Sahib Safarov's extradition to Baku was in full compliance with international law

            "Azerbaijani military officer Ramil Sahib Safarov's extradition to Baku was in full compliance with international law said Jobbik deputy leader Márton Gyöngyösi to MTI, on Saturday.

            Gyöngyösi added that the Armenian response to Safarov's extradition was excessive and hysterical."


            Their flag is the Orthodox Cross. I have seen lots of stupid this tops it all.