No. 11-7043.

681 F.3d 463 (2012)

Elli Bern ANGELLINO, Creative Director of Angellino Arte, Appellant v. ROYAL FAMILY AL-SAUD et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 5, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Christopher J. Deal , appointed by the court, argued the cause as amicus curiae in support of the appellant. David W. DeBruin was on brief.

Elli Bern Angellino , pro se, argued the cause for the appellant.

Dissenting Opinion filed by Circuit Judge KAVANAUGH.


"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."1 Or, in this case, not at all. Elli Bern Angellino (Angellino) filed a breach of contract action seeking over $12 million from the Royal Family Al-Saud (Royal Family) and sixteen of its members (collectively, defendants) for failing to pay him for artwork he alleges they commissioned. The district court dismissed his pro se complaint for failure...

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