Appellate Attorneys for Alan Gross Will Not Get U.S. Supreme Court Review

Posted on 6 April, 2015 at 13:50

Appellate attorneys for Alan Gross will not get to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. According to Fox News, the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of the former sub-contractor who was working for the U.S. Agency for International Development when he was arrested and subsequently spent five years in prison in Cuba. 


Gross initiated suit seeking $60 million in damages against the U.S. government on the basis that the U.S. was negligent in failing to advise him of the risks of working in Cuba. The federal court ruled that Gross could not sue the government on the basis of governmental immunity for claims arising in a foreign country. After his attorneys appealed to the federal appellate court and lost, they petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. 


According to the article, Gross had received a little over $3 million from the government as part of a settlement in a separate case, but his claims for damages in excess of $60 million are now over.


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