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

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the 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.

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Shedding Light on the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018

President Donald Trump quietly signed the bipartisan Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018 (ATCA) into law on Oct. 3. Described as a “carefully balanced approach to better ensure victims’ access to compensation and hold supporters of terrorism accountable” by its principal author, Sen.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Vacates and Remands District Court Ruling in Linde v. Arab Bank

On February 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down a decision in Linde v. Arab Bank. The appellate court vacated and remanded the district court's ruling that Arab Bank could be held liable under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) for injuries acquired through terrorist attacks in Israel conducted by Hamas, given the bank's provision of financial services to the organization.

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Easing Access to Assets for Victims of Narcoterrorism

As the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act enjoys the lion’s share of attention, another bill aimed at facilitating compensation for American victims of terrorist attacks seems to be sailing below the radar. The Clarifying Amendment to Provide Terrorism Victims Equity Act—the CAPTIVE Act for short—was passed in the House on July 12.


The US Supports the Rights of Victims of Terrorism. Just Not These.

As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, the U.S. Department of Justice and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken have filed letters urging a federal judge to weigh the “public interest” when considering a motion that would require the Palestinian Authority (PA) to post a bond to satisfy a judgment against it for supporting terrorism.

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