A lawyer for plaintiffs in the United States says an appeals court has ruled Germany can be sued by investors seeking reimbursement for post-World War I reconstruction bonds that Adolf Hitler stopped paying.
Michael Elsner, who represents Florida-based World Holdings in the case, says damages of more than $US450 million were being sought.
The bonds were issued by Germany after World War I.
Court documents show repayment was stopped by then-Chancellor Adolph Hitler in 1933.
A German Embassy official in Washington declined to comment on the case.