Marriott Bombing Case May Create New Liability Theory

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed a Maryland U.S. district court decision to dismiss a wrongful death suit brought against Marriott International based on a terrorist bombing that occurred at a franchised hotel in Pakistan. Based on this ruling, Marriott will now have to defend the suit in Bethesda, Md., where Marriott's headquarters are located.

The bombing event, known as "Pakistan's 9/11," occurred at the Marriott Islamabad Hotel on Sept. 20, 2008, when a large dump truck filled with explosives unsuccessfully...
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