DC Circ. Revives 6 Iran Terror Liability Suits

Law360 (May 10, 2019, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday revived liability claims against Iran over its support of four deadly terrorist bombings, ruling that a district court could not decide on its own initiative that the claims had been filed too late.

There are very limited circumstances in which a court can bring up an affirmative defense, such as a statute of limitations, on behalf of a defendant who has forfeited that defense, a D.C. Circuit panel said. They must include an issue "in which the judiciary's own interests are implicated," and where the party who forfeited its claim is present in the litigation, the panel...

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