Alleged Bin Laden Associate Sanctioned In 9/11 MDL

Law360, Chicago (October 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks levied sanctions against an alleged Osama bin Laden associate and al-Qaida fundraiser on Monday, saying the defendant has refused to turn over bank records that are central to the plaintiffs’ allegations.

Wa’el Hamza Jelaidan’s willful failure to comply with discovery orders will result in an “adverse inference instruction” against him if the case reaches trial, according to an order signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas.

“I have considered other sanctions, but it is...
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