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On January 18, 2005, Judge Casey dismissed the

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consolidated claims against the Kingdom, Princes Sultan and

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Turki, and Mohamed.

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2001, 349 F. Supp. 2d 765 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (“In re Terrorist

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Attacks I”).

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Judge Casey concluded that the FSIA shields Princes Sultan

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and Turki in their official capacities.

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not dispute that the FSIA protects the Kingdom as a foreign

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sovereign.)

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In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11,

Citing the majority view among the circuits,

(The plaintiffs do

Judge Casey further held that no exception to

the FSIA defeated the defendants’ sovereign immunity.

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Judge Casey likewise dismissed the claims against

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Princes Sultan and Turki (in their personal capacities) and

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against Mohamed for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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Casey reasoned that the plaintiffs had failed to “offer any

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facts to lend support to their allegation that Prince Sultan

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purposefully directed his activities at this forum by

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donating to charities that he knew at the time supported

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international terrorism.”

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Supp. 2d at 813.

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to present “any specific facts from which this Court could

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infer Prince Turki’s primary and personal involvement in, or

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support of, international terrorism and al Qaeda.

Judge

In re Terrorist Attacks I, 349 F.

Similarly, the Federal Plaintiffs failed

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In Re Terrorist Attacks  

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks

In Re Terrorist Attacks  

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks

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