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On October 31, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Jam v. IFC. The case focused on the narrow legal question of which U.S. federal statute should determine IFC’s immunity protections from lawsuits.
On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling.
We respect the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. IFC will continue to deliver on its mission to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity by helping to create sustainable economic growth and improving opportunities for people where they are needed most. The case will now be remanded back to the District Court. In the meantime, we are going to work to ensure that this ruling does not affect our ability to deliver for our partner countries and does not hinder our mission.
For access to the Supreme Court docket, including all public files and briefs relating to the case, please refer to the Supreme Court website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CAO case, as well as IFC’s response and Action Plan are available here.