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December 23, 2013

9/11 Defendant Restored: Saudi Arabia reinstated in lawsuit regarding 9/11 attacks

On Dec. 19, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that plaintiffs in In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 can again seek to hold the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina (a purported charity affiliated with the government) accountable for its alleged role in the September 11, 2001, attacks for alleged material support to al Qaeda. Previously, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had been dismissed on sovereign immunity grounds.  With this ruling the Second  Circuit reinstated the legal claims against Saudi Arabia and the charity affiliated with the Saudi government. 

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