On January 18, 2005, Judge Casey dismissed the
consolidated claims against the Kingdom, Princes Sultan and
Turki, and Mohamed.
2001, 349 F. Supp. 2d 765 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (“In re Terrorist
Judge Casey concluded that the FSIA shields Princes Sultan
and Turki in their official capacities.
not dispute that the FSIA protects the Kingdom as a foreign
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.
Judge Casey likewise dismissed the claims against
Princes Sultan and Turki (in their personal capacities) and
against Mohamed for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Casey reasoned that the plaintiffs had failed to “offer any
facts to lend support to their allegation that Prince Sultan
purposefully directed his activities at this forum by
donating to charities that he knew at the time supported
Supp. 2d at 813.
to present “any specific facts from which this Court could
infer Prince Turki’s primary and personal involvement in, or
support of, international terrorism and al Qaeda.
In re Terrorist Attacks I, 349 F.
Similarly, the Federal Plaintiffs failed
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks