Judge Orders Libya To Pay $6B For Terrorist Attack

Law360, New York (January 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. federal judge has ordered Libya and several of its top officials, including leader Muammar Qaddaffi, to pay about $6 billion to the families of seven Americans who died in the 1989 bombing of a French airplane, according to lawyers for the families.

In an opinion reached Tuesday, Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the American citizens were entitled to recover “the present value of the economic losses resulting from their wrongful deaths, including wages,...
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