2nd Circ. Pauses Iran-Linked Tower Battle Pending Review

Law360, Washington (October 24, 2016, 3:45 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit agreed Friday to pause a suit from federal prosecutors and terrorism victims trying to seize a New York City office tower owned by the Iran-backed Alavi Foundation and 650 Fifth Avenue Co., keeping it from returning to the district court pending a U.S. Supreme Court appeal.

The two-paragraph ruling did not discuss the pause other than to note that some of the victims had said they did not object — court records do not show any opposition. Alavi and 650 Fifth Avenue — which prosecutors allege has ties to terrorism — had asked early this month for the Second Circuit to pause...

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