CORRECTED: D.C. Judge Upholds $10B Against Sudan In Embassy Bombings

Law360, Washington (March 24, 2016, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge Wednesday upheld $10 billion in damages to victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy terrorist bombings who had accused Sudan of supporting the attacks, declaring the country had no grounds to overturn the award after failing to respond to the lawsuits for four years.

 

The Sudanese government’s pleas that it didn’t participate in the suits over its contribution to the deadly bombings at the embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, because of turmoil at home and its ignorance of U.S. law don’t justify its near-complete absence from the cases, the court said. 

“Sudan’s years...

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