Summary: S.816 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (12/13/1982)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Amends the Clayton Act to limit the amount a foreign state may recover in a suit for damages resulting from an antitrust violation, to the amount of actual damages it sustained and the cost of the suit. Declares that such limitation shall not apply to any foreign state which: (1) would not be immune from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts with respect to an action arising out of the same violation; (2) waives all of its defenses as a foreign state to any claim brought against it in the same action; (3) engages primarily in commercial activities; and (4) does not function as a procurement entity for itself or another foreign state with respect to such violation.