High Court Declines 9/11 Case Against Saudi Arabia

By Jocelyn Allison (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will let stand a decision preventing victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including insurance companies, from suing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Saudi entities.

The high court on Monday declined to review an August 2008 decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit finding that Saudi Arabia, four Saudi princes, a Saudi banking magnate and a Saudi charity were shielded from civil lawsuits.

Victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and a group of insurance companies that paid $5 billion in claims sought to sue the Saudi parties for allegedly funding al-Qaida....

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