WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that foreign businesses cannot be sued in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.
The justices voted 5-4 in favor of the Jordan-based Arab Bank. It was sued by Israeli victims of attacks in the West Bank and Gaza who claim that the bank helped finance the attacks. The victims had tried to use the 18th-century Alien Tort Statute to hold the bank accountable for its role.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a 2014 jury verdict that found Jordan-based Arab Bank liable in overseas suicide bombings that harmed Americans, triggering an already reached settlement between the bank and the victims in the closely watched case.
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Two relatives say they have lost contact with a Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia.
They said Saturday they are concerned about Sabih al-Masri, amid reports he may have been detained. They spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid complicating his situation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.
A case argued Wednesday pitted Israeli victims of attacks in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in the 1990s and 2000s against Jordan-based Arab Bank. The victims claim that the bank helped finance the attacks.
The issue is whether the foreigners can use an 18th-century law to hold the bank accountable for its role.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Jordan-based Arab Bank can be liable for claims it helped finance terror attacks in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
The justices agreed to hear an appeal from victims and their families seeking damages for attacks that took place between 1995 and 2005.
The victims and their relatives argue that the bank is liable for providing material support to terrorist groups.