USS Cole Victims’ Families Nixed From $280M Sudan Suit

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday dismissed all but four family members of the 17 U.S. Navy sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole from a $280 million suit accusing Sudan of aiding the terrorist attack, saying they had already litigated their case in an earlier lawsuit.

The suit was the families' second attempt at winning pain and suffering damages from Sudan, which was sued for aiding Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in carrying out the suicide bombing on the destroyer. There...
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