High Court To Decide Service Row In USS Cole Bombing Case

By Hayley Fowler (June 25, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will take up an appeal over service requirements under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act that's triggered a split in the circuit courts, granting on Monday Sudan's bid to review whether victims of the 2000 USS Cole bombing are entitled to a $315 million default judgment after case documents were sent to the country's U.S. embassy.

The Republic of Sudan petitioned the high court last year after a panel of Second Circuit judges ruled the country had been properly served with the lawsuit and several banks were on the hook to satisfy the judgment using Sudanese assets. Before...

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