9/11 Families Tell 2nd Circ. Bin Laden Firm Belongs In MDL

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Family members of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks challenged a New York federal judge's decision to dismiss claims against an engineering and construction firm owned by Osama bin Laden's family, arguing Tuesday that the court had clear jurisdiction over the company.

In a brief filed with the Second Circuit, the plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation emphasized that the Saudi Binladin Group's activities in the 1990s — which allegedly included frequent support and close communication with al-Qaida and bin Laden along with an awareness of...
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