SANTA FE, NM – 21 Apr, 2016 – As President Obama speaks out about lawsuits against Saudi Arabia, the issues are just like the case of Gregorian v. Izvestia and the story behind the movie, “Woman in Gold.”
Attorney Gerald (Jerry) Kroll has experienced these issues, first-hand, as the lawyer for a California businessman who won a $413,000 libel and breach of contract award against the Soviet Union that was later overturned on appeal and later settled.
Examples of some of the news stories about the case were:
American Settles Libel Suit With Soviets : Litigation: The Russian negotiators admit that the charges of spying were a misunderstanding, businessman’s lawyer says.
August 12, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
In an unusual move, attorneys in the 49 other states joined lawyers in California today in registering a copy of the first libel judgment against the Soviet Union in the history of the United States. The nationwide registration establishes a lien on all Soviet-held assets in the United States and is the first step toward their attachment. At stake is $413,000.
October 30, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of litigation between a Palo Alto businessman and the Soviet Union, a settlement was reached on the American’s lawsuit charging Moscow with libel for accusing him of being a spy and breach of contract, it was announcedMonday. “I’m satisfied,” the businessman, Raphael Gregorian, 61, said in a telephone interview. “It was a mutual decision.” Gregorian’s Los Angeles attorney, Gerald L. Kroll, said Soviet negotiators admitted to “a misunderstanding” in accusing his client of spying.
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