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Manhattan, NY - Lawsuits Seek Damages from Iran for Terror Acts

Published on: March 1, 2010 11:17 PM
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Manhattan, NY - 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.

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A lawsuit filed today in federal court in Manhattan seeks to enforce a $2.6 billion judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran awarded by a federal court in Washington, D.C. That award stemmed from claims Iran was involved in an October 1983 bombing that killed 241 servicemen at a U.S. Marines facility in Beirut.

Lawyers for families of victims of the 2001 terror attacks are seeking to force the government of Iran to pay damages for supporting terrorism.

No lawyers have represented Iran in the actions.


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 Mar 02, 2010 at 12:12 AM What about the Soudies Says:

Saudia Arabia is where many of the terrorists come from and funded. But its not politicly correct to blaim them.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 12:16 AM Anonymous Says:

where exactly do you go to court and represent yourself in such cases?

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 12:27 AM Oilum Goilum Says:

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What about the Soudies Says:

Saudia Arabia is where many of the terrorists come from and funded. But its not politicly correct to blaim them.

Its pathetic. Saudi Arabia are the biggest sponsors of terrorism yet we consider them allies and we even send them our best and most advanced weapons. Its all because of farshtinkineh oil. If not for oil the Arabs would be nothing.

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 01:16 AM Anonymous Says:

good luck trying to get that money!!!

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 Mar 02, 2010 at 01:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Why are they wasting time and money filing these stupid lawsuits. There have been multiple rulings by the courts, with support from the U.S. government, that foreign governments generally have a blanket immunity from these kinds of lawsuits and the limited Iranian assets siezed by the U.S. government cannot be used to pay these claims no matter how worthy they may be from an equitable relief perspective. If this lawsuit were to succeed, arab0-American citizens would be suing EY for damages incurred by a long string of actions taken by EY going back to the 1948 war.

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