Saudi Arabia Asks 2nd Circ. To Ditch 9/11 Liability Suit

Law360, Nashville (June 8, 2016, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to reject attempts to revive multidistrict litigation claims accusing it of conspiring with al Qaeda to carry out the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, saying there is no evidentiary support to get around foreign sovereign immunity.

After 12 years of litigation and previous visits to the appeals court, the plaintiffs — affected families of 9/11 victims, insurance companies, businesses and others — have not provided more than “conclusory assertions, speculation, hearsay and rumor” to support...
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