9/11 Plaintiffs Demand Dubai Islamic Bank's Documents

Law360, Washington (July 15, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Victims and family members of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks asked a New York federal judge Tuesday to force a Dubai bank to release records of accounts linked to various al-Qaida and Taliban members, saying the bank was violating discovery obligations in the multidistrict litigation.

In two letters to U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas, the plaintiffs’ executive committees in multidistrict litigation over the 2001 attacks said Dubai Islamic Bank has long laundered funds for the terrorist groups and provided other financial support, and must now release information on the accounts held by al-Qaida and Taliban members — as well as other...

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