Advisors’ relations with Qatar fail after ending hacking suit in DC Circ.

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Law360 (Sep 3, 2021, 6:03 pm EDT) – The DC Circuit ruled Friday that public relations advisors accused of hacking into accounts on a Republican fundraiser are not eligible for sovereign immunity, saying their alleged links with Qatar are too loose to claim protection from the allegations.

Nicolas Muzin, Joseph Allaham and Gregory Howard, who were sued for allegedly disclosing private information to news outlets by a former executive director of the Republican National Committee, argued that they were immune to allegations of acting on the orders of the Qatari government.

However, a three-person jury said the lawsuit did not accuse Qatar of hiring the advisors or of the alleged …

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