DC Circ. Revives Terror-Funding Case Against AstraZeneca

By Khorri Atkinson (January 4, 2022, 5:43 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday revived a lawsuit accusing AstraZeneca, Pfizer and several other pharmaceutical companies of helping to finance terror acts — through lucrative medical goods contracts with Iraq's health ministry — that have injured or killed hundreds of U.S. service members and civilians in the country between 2005 and 2011. 

A three-judge panel overturned and remanded a D.C. federal court's July 2020 dismissal order, which found that service members and other victims of the Hezbollah-linked militia group Jaysh al-Mahdi failed to state claims for either direct or secondary "aiding-and-abetting" liability under the Anti-Terrorism Act, or ATA. 

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