Justices Seek Input On Personal Jurisdiction In 9/11 MDL

Law360, Washington (December 16, 2013, 1:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the Anti-Terrorism Act allows 9/11 victims to sue a slew of Middle Eastern banks, businesses and individuals for allegedly supporting al-Qaida.

Eight justices invited U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to express the federal government's views in a brief to the court after considering the multidistrict litigation appeal during Friday's conference. The petitioners represent the families and estates of 9/11 victims, and they allege in their September petition for certiorari...
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