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Judge rejects Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss 9/11 lawsuits

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    Judge rejects Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss 9/11 lawsuits

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    A judge on Wednesday denied a motion from Saudi Arabia to dismiss lawsuits that allege the country provided financial and other support to those responsible for the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

    U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan ruled that the plaintiffs' allegations provide a "reasonable basis" for him to assert jurisdiction over Saudi Arabia in the case, Reuters reported.

    A collection of more than 800 people who were hurt in the attacks or had loved ones killed filed the lawsuitroughly a year ago. The group is seeking monetary damages from the Saudi Arabian government, claiming it was "duplicitous" in the attacks.

    Daniels said in his ruling that the plaintiffs could attempt to prove that Saudi Arabia was liable for the alleged activities of two Saudi citizens accused of helping two hijackers acclimate themselves to the United States and begin preparing for the attacks, Reuters reported.


    U.S. citizens gained the ability to sue Saudi Arabia in American courts when Congress overrode then-President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

    Fifteen of the 19 hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks came from Saudi Arabia, inspiring victims and their families to seek legal restitution from the foreign nation.

    The Saudi government has denied involvement in the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.

    www.thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/380743-judge-rejects-saudi-arabias-bid-to-dismiss-9-11-lawsuits

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