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      Proskauer on International Litigation and Arbitration:
       Managing, Resolving, and Avoiding Cross-Border Business or Regulatory Disputes
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  1. The FSIA prohibits jury trials with respect to claims against a foreign state, regardless of any contrary statutory rights to a jury trial on the merits. 28 U.S.C. § 1330(a) and 1441(d).
  2. Where the suit also involves claims against private parties not subject to the FSIA, parallel jury and non-jury trials are an option. See, e.g., Gould v. Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp., 40 F.3d 1033 (9th Cir. 1994) (parallel trials of claims against foreign state and non-sovereign co-defendant).

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