02.23.12

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on 9th Circuit Decision Striking Down California Law on Armenian Genocide-Era Insurance Claims

 

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the 9th Circuit ruled in the Movsesian v.

Versicherung case, effectively barring Armenian-Americans from seeking the return of stolen Armenian Genocide-era insurance assets through U.S. courts, under California law:

"I am deeply disappointed and mystified by this decision and cannot see how the 9th Circuit could have reached such a flawed legal conclusion. I will be studying the decision in the coming days and will be working with my friends in the Armenian-American community to determine next steps.

"I was proud to submit an amicus brief on behalf of genocide victims and their families, and I am more than willing to do so again with the United States Supreme Court."