Iran Ordered To Pay $920M For Beirut Marine Base Bombing

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 8:09 PM EST) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge granted 80 victims of the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut a $920 million judgment against Iran on Wednesday for its role in supporting the attack.

Having previously entered a default judgment against Iran in July 2016 after it failed to respond to the lawsuit, which accused the country of sponsoring Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group that carried out the attack, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth awarded the 80 plaintiffs — either service members killed or injured in the terrorist attack, their estates or their family members — just over $920 million...

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