Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

South Korea Scores $500M Legal Victory in U.S. Supreme Court Battle

Daniel Kim Views  

Newsis

The South Korean government has been confirmed to win the lawsuit for damages of $500 million, brought against by the British defense company Blenheim Capital in a U.S. Supreme Court.

The Ministry of Justice and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration announced on the 20th that the U.S. Supreme Court had dismissed Blenheim Capital’s appeals on the 17th. As a result, the victory of the South Korean government and U.S. defense companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation has been confirmed.

Blenheim Capital filed a lawsuit seeking $500 million in compensation, alleging that the South Korean government and Lockheed Martin Corporation excluded the firm from the military satellite offset arrangements during South Korea’s purchase of F-35 fighters from the U.S. The company claims this exclusion violated its contractual rights as an offset agent.

The defendants, including the South Korean government, consistently argued that this contract is a Foreign Military Sale (FMS), a state-to-state transaction rather than a simple commercial transaction, and thus is exempt from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts.

The U.S. judiciary accepted the defendant’s argument and ultimately dismissed the plaintiff’s appeal (Blenheim Capital) in the U.S. Supreme Court.

In particular, the U.S. Department of Justice also submitted an opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court on May 15 this year, stating that “the appeal should be dismissed since this case is not a commercial transaction but a subject to sovereign immunity and therefore falls outside the jurisdiction.”

The Ministry of Justice said, “The newly established International Legal Affairs Support Division of the Ministry of Justice and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration have closely collaborated for about nine months to respond to the unreasonable claims of foreign companies in this case,” and added, “We will continue to do our best to protect the people and national interests in international lawsuits related to the defense industry.”

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[WORLD] Latest Stories

  • Russia Hints at Nuclear Options in Response to U.S. Missile Plans in Germany
  • Is This the End of Biden’s Run? Top Democrats and Obama Weigh In
  • Eric Trump Reveals the Painful Truth About His Father's Bullet Wound
  • U.S.-China Arms Control Talks Frozen Amid Taiwan Weapon Sale Dispute
  • Don Jr. Says Shooting Incident Transformed His Father's Approach
  • Israeli Army to Draft Ultra-Orthodox Starting Sunday — Chaos Ensues

Weekly Best Articles

  • How Spain Is Using Goats and Sheep to Battle Wildfire Season
  • When Eye Contact Is Your Enemy: 10 Scary Reality of Scopophobia
  • 7 Romantic Getaways Around the World for a Deeper Love
  • Why Corn Should Be Your Go-To Snack This Summer: 10 Health Benefits Revealed
  • 10 Essential Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Summer Hike
  • Could We Run Out of Ketchup? California Drought Threatens Tomato Supply
  • 4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Corn Freshness All Summer Long
  • How Regular Sauna Use Can Help Control Menopause Weight Gain
  • 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Peroxide Soda: Safety Tips You Need to Know
  • Passenger Forced to Pay $700 for Reclining His Seat on a Train – Here’s Why
  • 10 Easy Hacks to Prevent Armpit Sweat and Smell
  • Why You’ll Never See Trash at Disneyland: The 30-Foot Rule

You May Also Like

  • 1
    4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Corn Freshness All Summer Long

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    How Regular Sauna Use Can Help Control Menopause Weight Gain

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    10 Do's and Don'ts of Peroxide Soda: Safety Tips You Need to Know

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Passenger Forced to Pay $700 for Reclining His Seat on a Train - Here's Why

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Easy Hacks to Prevent Armpit Sweat and Smell

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Why You’ll Never See Trash at Disneyland: The 30-Foot Rule

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Hollywood's Next Big Hits: Top 10 Upcoming Movies You Can't Miss

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 3
    Barcelona Bumps Up Tourist Tax: Travel Just Got Pricier!

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Tesla Cybertruck Outsells Ford F-150 Lightning in May

    BUSINESS 

  • 5
    First-of-its-Kind Suicide Capsule to be Used in Switzerland

    DEBATE 

Weekly Best Articles

  • How Spain Is Using Goats and Sheep to Battle Wildfire Season
  • When Eye Contact Is Your Enemy: 10 Scary Reality of Scopophobia
  • 7 Romantic Getaways Around the World for a Deeper Love
  • Why Corn Should Be Your Go-To Snack This Summer: 10 Health Benefits Revealed
  • 10 Essential Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Summer Hike
  • Could We Run Out of Ketchup? California Drought Threatens Tomato Supply
  • 4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Corn Freshness All Summer Long
  • How Regular Sauna Use Can Help Control Menopause Weight Gain
  • 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Peroxide Soda: Safety Tips You Need to Know
  • Passenger Forced to Pay $700 for Reclining His Seat on a Train – Here’s Why
  • 10 Easy Hacks to Prevent Armpit Sweat and Smell
  • Why You’ll Never See Trash at Disneyland: The 30-Foot Rule

Must-Reads

  • 1
    4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Corn Freshness All Summer Long

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    How Regular Sauna Use Can Help Control Menopause Weight Gain

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    10 Do's and Don'ts of Peroxide Soda: Safety Tips You Need to Know

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Passenger Forced to Pay $700 for Reclining His Seat on a Train - Here's Why

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Easy Hacks to Prevent Armpit Sweat and Smell

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Why You’ll Never See Trash at Disneyland: The 30-Foot Rule

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Hollywood's Next Big Hits: Top 10 Upcoming Movies You Can't Miss

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 3
    Barcelona Bumps Up Tourist Tax: Travel Just Got Pricier!

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Tesla Cybertruck Outsells Ford F-150 Lightning in May

    BUSINESS 

  • 5
    First-of-its-Kind Suicide Capsule to be Used in Switzerland

    DEBATE 

Share it on...