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FBI, FOIA, iPhones & Terrorism
Posted on 6 Oct 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

On September 30, 2017, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FBI’s motion for summary judgment in a case brought under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to an agreement with... Read More

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

FIGHTING STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM
Posted on 5 Jun 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

Ora Cohen, her then-husband Shalom, and their five children were travelling home in Jerusalem when a Hamas operative boarded their bus and detonated a bomb strapped to his chest, killing 23 people and injuring many more, including every member of the... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Man's Detention In United Arab Emirates
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) American Civil Liberties Union lawyers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal intelligence agencies, accusing them of detaining and torturing an American citizen later convicted on terrorism charges in the... 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

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A former FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque and helped bring in a counterterrorism suspect suffered a blow in trying to sue his former handlers over his alleged mistreatment when the agency cut him loose. A federal judge issued... Read More

WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government... 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

N.Y. Judge: CIA Can Keep Secrets Despite ACLU Demand
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents relating to Sept. 11 detainees who were interrogated harshly. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein listened... 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

Ex-Terrorism Prosecutor Loses Lawsuit Over Story
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday by a former terrorism prosecutor who accused the U.S. Justice Department of violating privacy law by leaking details of an ethics investigation to the Detroit Free Press. Richard Convertino cannot show... 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

Lawsuit Over Hamas Slayings Lingers In Rhode Island Court
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (AP) A long and tortuous legal wrangle that brought the fallout of Mideast terrorism to U.S. courts, culminating in a $116 million default judgment against the Palestinian Authority, may be moving toward resolution. It's been nearly... 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