Pradhan v. Al-Sabah, et al, No.03-0228 (D. Md. Jan. 7, 2004), Chasanow, J.

An ambassador does not have diplomatic
immunity in a dispute over an employee breaking a lease on a house he was renting. The ambassador, acting in his official capacity, signed an addendum to the lease. This act constitutes “commercial activity” which is an exception to the protected status afforded diplomats under The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

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