Abelesz v. OTP Bank (Seventh Circuit)

A number of individuals brought suit against multiple Hungarian banks, arguing that various property expropriations occurred at predecessor institutions during World War II. We represented MKB Bank Zrt. in defending it against the claims. After the district court denied MKB’s motion to dismiss for a lack of personal jurisdiction, we sought both an interlocutory appeal as well as mandamus from the Seventh Circuit. The court of appeals ultimately granted our petition, issuing a writ of mandamus, resulting in a complete victory for our client.


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