In Films By Jove, Inc. v. Berov, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York recognized the sovereignty and independence of the United States judiciary in the international arena. In its decision, the Court acknowledged the pervasive corruption in the Russian legal system and revealed an interest in protecting United States business interests. In disregarding the decision of the High Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation, Russia's court of last resort, the Court discounted international principles of comity. In doing so, the Court conveyed intolerance for corruption. Future opinions will therefore rely on this decision in order to promote United States interests in the international realm and to justify non-recognition of foreign judgments.
Kulp, P. C.
"2003-2004 Survey of International Law in the Second : Recognition of Foreign Judgments,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
2, Article 11.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol31/iss2/11