No jurisdictional basis in NY for contract/tort claim against Qatar Football Association

Nicole Scheidemann v. Qatar Football Association and Qatar National Olympic Committee, Index No. 600220/08 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. County, 2011)

Attorney Robert A. Solomon and the litigation team at Solomon Blum Heymann successfully represented the Qatar Football Association in the defense of a $67 million claim brought in New York State Court (after dismissal from federal court on jurisdictional grounds) for commissions due and related damages incurred in connection with an alleged agreement to arrange a “friendly” football (soccer) match between AC Milan and the Qatari National Team and a related sponsorship agreement. After limited jurisdictional discovery, the matter was dismissed by the Supreme Court as the purported agreement failed to confer jurisdiction upon New York State Courts.

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