No. 09-7060.

600 F.3d 661 (2010)

CRUISE CONNECTIONS CHARTER MANAGEMENT 1, LP and Cruise Connections Charter Management GP, Inc., Appellants v. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA, Representing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided April 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jack M. Strauch argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellants. Deborah J. Israel entered an appearance.

John M. Townsend argued the cause for appellees. With him on the brief was Scott H. Christensen.

Before: TATEL, Circuit Judge, and SILBERMAN and WILLIAMS, Senior Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge TATEL.

TATEL, Circuit Judge:

Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, foreign governments engaging in commercial activities outside the United States enjoy immunity from suit in U.S. courts unless those activities have a "direct effect" in the United States. In this case the Canadian government terminated a contract with a U.S. company to provide cruise ship services in Canada. Because this left the U.S. company...

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