Anti-Terrorism Act

D.C. Circuit Court Reverses District Court Ruling in Anti-Terrorism Act Case

By Rohini Kurup
Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:10 PM

In a unanimous decision on Jan. 4, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit over whether medical supply and manufacturing companies can be held liable under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act for deliveries of drugs and medical supplies in Iraq. The plaintiffs—U.S. service members and other personnel who were victims of terrorist attacks and their families—claim that between 2005 and 2011, the companies corruptly provided funds and medical goods to Iraq's health ministry knowing that the ministry was controlled by a terrorist group and that those funds were used to support terrorist attacks against the plaintiffs in Iraq. 

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