Abolala Soudavar et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran et al. was filed on 3/30/1998 to recover compensation for the taking of the Khawar Industrial Group as stipulated by the relevant nationalization law of Iran. The District Court denied jurisdiction but it’s decision was vacated by the Court of Appeal (5th Circuit), which nonetheless denied jurisdiction in a faulty and treacherous decision now questioned by many jurists. On appeal to the Supreme Court, certiorari was denied.

Text Box: Lawsuits against Iran’s Government

A 2nd lawsuit, Abolala Soudavar v. Islamic Republic of Iran et al. was filed, this time at the District Court of Washington D.C. against an inadequate compensation offered by the Government of Iran.

Another lawsuit, Soudavar Abolala v. Islamic Republic of Iran, Bonyad Mostazafan, Sabt-e Ahval, and Chief Revolutionary Judge Nayyeri,  was filed against the Mafia-like operation of property thieves in Iran.

Motion to Dismiss

Original Complaint, 7/17/00 

Original Complaint, 10/9/00 —    Appendix 1, 2, 3, 4

Supreme Court Petition, filed on 12/6/99.

Appeal Brief, filed 3/4/99



2nd Series:

Order of dismissal9/25/02                                      

Order of dismissal, 9/25/02  

Cert.denied 2/22/2000. Case Closed

Appeal Brief,   1/22/03

Appeal Brief , 1/25/03

Court of Appeals  6/10/03

Denied  1/12/2004.

Denied  1/12/2004.

Court of Appeals  6/10/03


As argued in my petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court, the decisions of the DC Court of Appeals in both of the below cases make a mockery of the Supreme Law of the Land in particular, and justice in general