The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the District Court and held that New York City could not collect over $50 million in property tax it asserted was due on the portions of embassy buildings used as residences for employees and their families. City of New York v. The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, Dkt. Nos. 08-1805-CV & 08-1806-CV (2d Cir. Aug. 17, 2010). The court found that a June 2009 notice issued by the United States Department of State establishing an exemption for this type of property was within the powers permitted by the Foreign Mission Act, and preempted state and municipal tax laws. According to published reports, the City intends to seek review by the United States Supreme Court.