2nd Circ. Backs Arab Bank Sanctions In Terror Aid Case

Law360, Los Angeles (January 18, 2013, 8:12 PM EST) -- Citing a lack of jurisdiction, the Second Circuit on Friday refused to lift tough sanctions imposed on Arab Bank PLC for not obeying discovery orders in a lawsuit brought by victims of terrorist attacks who say the bank financed known terrorists.

Friday's decision upholds an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon, which imposed tough sanctions on Arab Bank for failing to turn over documents the plaintiffs said would link them to terrorist financing rings. The sanctions included instructions to jurors that they could infer...
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