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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Saudi Arabia’s Appeal Disputing Reopening Of 9/11 Suit
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30 refused to hear the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s appeal of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ finding that a lower federal court erred in denying insurers’... Read More

Judge To Hear Plan To Pay $657 Million To WTC Responders
Posted on 13 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) Thousands of ground zero workers who claim to have been sickened by dust and debris from the World Trade Center will have 90 days to decide whether to accept a settlement worth up to $657.5 million. U.S. District Judge Alvin... Read More

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... Read More

New York Lawsuits Seek Damages From Iran For Terror Acts
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) Families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and a 1983 bombing of U.S. Marines in Lebanon are seeking to hold Iran accountable in separate legal actions. A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan seeks... Read More

Court Asked, Can Ashcroft Be Sued For 9/11 Policy?
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Abdullah al-Kidd had an all-American background: Kansas native, then a football star in college. That's when he converted to Islam. John Ashcroft was the attorney general who approved a policy that led to the arrests of al... Read More

'Queen Of Torts' Named Ground Zero Fund Administrator
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A prominent New York attorney known as the "Queen of Torts" for her courtroom defense of some of the country's top companies is tackling a vastly different job running the $2.78 billion fund to compensate ground zero... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The appeal asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the... Read More