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Plaintiffs Carry Heavy Burden in Terror Suits Against Banks
Journal Articles
  • Jimmy Gurule, Notre Dame Law School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-4-2015
Publication Information
253 N.Y. L.J Issue 41 (2015)
Abstract

Plaintiffs have a heavy burden to prove that the provision of routine financial services to suspected terrorists violated the ATA. While plaintiffs clearly met their burden in the Arab Bank case, that case did not involve the provision of routine banking services. Further, in the Palestinian Authority case several of the individuals who committed the terrorist attacks worked for the authority and were monetarily rewarded for their acts of terrorism.

Plaintiffs' lawyers in pending bank cases filed under the ATA therefore should be hesitant to read too much into the Arab Bank and Palestinian Authority verdicts.

Citation Information
Jimmy Gurule. "Plaintiffs Carry Heavy Burden in Terror Suits Against Banks" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jimmy_gurule/68/