Judge Rules 9/11 Families Can Sue Saudi Arabia

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Relatives of 9/11 victims can sue the country where most of the hijackers were born, a federal appeals court in New York has ruled.

The ruling, issued Thursday, struck down an earlier decision that found Saudi Arabia immune from lawsuits. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it's in the "interests of justice" to allow them to proceed.

Families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks and insurers who lost billions of dollars covering damaged businesses have alleged Saudi Arabia bankrolled al-Qaeda, knowing the money would be used for terrorism.

The lawsuit, filed a decade ago by the Philadelphia firm Cozen O'Connor, accuses the Saudi government and members of the royal family of serving on charities that financed al-Qaeda operations.

9/11 Families Can Sue Saudi Arabia, Judge Rules - ABC News
 
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This sets a really bad precedent; and the shyster lawyers will love it.

So now if an American citizen murders someone in another country.

That country can sue the U.S. government.

And the American tax payers will end up footing the bill. .... :evil:
 

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Relatives of 9/11 victims can sue the country where most of the hijackers were born, a federal appeals court in New York has ruled.

The ruling, issued Thursday, struck down an earlier decision that found Saudi Arabia immune from lawsuits. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it's in the "interests of justice" to allow them to proceed.

Families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks and insurers who lost billions of dollars covering damaged businesses have alleged Saudi Arabia bankrolled al-Qaeda, knowing the money would be used for terrorism.

The lawsuit, filed a decade ago by the Philadelphia firm Cozen O'Connor, accuses the Saudi government and members of the royal family of serving on charities that financed al-Qaeda operations.

9/11 Families Can Sue Saudi Arabia, Judge Rules - ABC News
I'd think they'll have to show how individual members of the government knew the hijackers were connected to al-Qaeda and somehow aided and abetted in their efforts. May win a judgement, but good luck ever collecting.
 

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