Cozen O’Connor: Sean Carter Speaks on Senate Bill that Makes it Easier For 9/11 Victims to Sue Foreign Governments

Sean Carter Speaks on Senate Bill that Makes it Easier For 9/11 Victims to Sue Foreign Governments

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sean Carter discusses the fresh Senate bill aimed largely at the government of Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf terrorism funders pushed by victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which makes it easier for victims and insurance companies to sue terror attack affiliated entities. Following 9/11, insurance companies lost billions of dollars and family members and victims sued Saudi Arabia and Islamist charities affiliated with the Saudi government, alleging they provided support to al-Qaeda. From the beginning, Saudi Arabia denied any responsibility for the attacks. Sean explained the law required 9/11 victims and their families to "endure three separate trips to the (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and three separate trips to the Supreme Court, only to find themselves back in District Court 14 years later. It is incredibly important for Congress to intervene at this point to end the endless cycle of appeals."

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