Stephen Cozen Featured in Jewish Exponent

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stephen A. Cozen was featured in this month’s Jewish Exponent for his work trying to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Cozen first sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its royal family, banks, and Islamist charities seven years ago on behalf of the corporate victims of Sept. 11, primarily insurance companies. The U.S. District Court in New York dismissed the case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its royal family based on sovereign immunity. Cozen is now fighting to amend the Sovereign Immunity Act of 1976 to allow Americans to sue foreign nations for acts committed on American soil. The bill, drafted in 2009, was introduced to the Senate by Sens. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), Charles Schumer (C-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing in July, is still debating the bill.

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