Friday, December 20, 2013

Court OKs Saudi Compensation for 9/11 Victims; Says Saudi Arabia Aided Al-Qaida, Liable for 9/11

Lawsuits claiming Saudi Arabia aided al-Qaida and should be held liable for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack were revived by a U.S. appeals court in a decision that allows victims and their families another chance to seek compensation from the wealthy kingdom, the Newsmax World website reports today (December 20, 2013).

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York yesterday said a lower-court judge "rested on an error of law" in rejecting a request to reopen the cases against the country's government and an affiliated charity.

Jerry Goldman -- a lawyer for the plaintiffs -- said in a statement that the appeals court decision is "soundly grounded and restores this case to the proper procedural posture."

He added: "This is a big step forward in the process of obtaining fair justice for the victims of this tragedy."

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