Producer's Widow Takes Hyatt Terrorism Suit To High Court

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 6:30 PM EST) -- The widow of a prominent Hollywood director-producer who was killed in a 2005 suicide bombing in one of Hyatt International LLC's Syrian hotels asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to revive her wrongful death suit.

The petition — filed on behalf of the widow of Moustapha Akkad, executive producer of the "Halloween" horror films and widely considered to be Syria’s greatest film director — argues that the case should be allowed to proceed in Illinois because much of Hyatt's business takes place in the state...
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