Judge Lets Al-Qaida Donors Off Hook In 9/11 MDL

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted dismissal to more than three dozen foreign defendants — including relatives of Osama bin Laden — in a case accusing them of donating funds later funneled to the group behind the Sept. 11 attacks, finding that the court did not have specific jurisdiction over them.

Judge George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday granted the defendants' motions to dismiss, saying that giving money to an organization that provided support to al-Qaida...
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