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May 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.Read [ Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue ]
March 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A new law on state sponsored terrorism may soon allow relatives of people killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terror attacks.Read [ New Law May Allow 9/11 Families to Take Saudi Government Officials to Court ]
November 30, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The most recent state-sponsored terrorism lawsuit under the recently-passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was filed earlier this month, within a week of the US Presidential election. The daughters of Emeric J. Harvey, the owner of a trading company housed at the former World Trade Center who died in the 9/11 attacks, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Read [ Trio of State-Sponsored Terrorism Lawsuits Progressing Cautiously ]
October 16, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Congress has vetoed President Barack Obama, opening the door for the families of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks to file state-sponsored terrorism lawsuits against Saudi Arabia. Although an inquiry has not turned up evidence Saudi Arabia was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress voted to allow the families of the victims of 9/11 to have their day in court.Read [ Congress Overrides Obama, Allows State Sponsored Terrorism Lawsuits Linked to 9/11 ]
September 27, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: It’s not often that victims of state-sponsored terrorism, or their families, receive compensation for injuries, hardships or other atrocities committed or alleged at the hands of terrorists (although that is beginning to change). While it is possible to file a civil suit against a country or state which allows, supports or sponsors terrorism, collecting compensation from a defendant halfway around the world has, in most cases, proven impossible.Read [ Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Can Sue, and Now They Can be Paid ]