A landlord's summary proceeding for recovery of possession was brought in a New York municipal court against a secretary of the Argentine delegation to the United Nations. The defendant appeared specially and moved to vacate the service of the precept, claiming immunity from suit by virtue of the grant of diplomatic privileges and immunities to official employees of member delegations under Article V of the Headquarters Agreement between the United States and the United Nations. Held, motion denied. Realty not directly pertaining to a delegation's employee's official position is not removed from the jurisdiction of the local courts by the grant of diplomatic immunity.Agostini v. De Antueno, (N.Y. Mun. Ct. 1950) 99 N.Y.S. (2d) 245.
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