Conclusory allegations that he donated money to charities,
without specific factual allegations that he knew they were
funneling money to terrorists, do not suffice.”
had any knowledge or involvement in any al Qaeda accounts at
any of the banks he chaired”; and his connection to the
Sudanese bank “which purportedly knowingly opened accounts
for al Qaeda operatives, including Osama bin Laden, is too
remote in time and proximity to implicate” him.
Id. at 813-
Finally, there was no allegation “that Prince Mohamed
Id. at 816.
On May 5, 2005, the district court entered an order
dismissing the claims against the Kingdom, Princes Sultan
and Turki, and Mohamed in the remaining consolidated cases.
(The plaintiffs conceded that the allegations and evidence
in the other consolidated cases against those four
defendants did not materially differ from the allegations in
the cases already dismissed.)
In an opinion and order issued on September 21, 2005,
the district court dismissed the Ashton, Burnett and Federal
Plaintiffs’ claims against Princes Salman and Naif and the
SHC on substantially the same grounds.
that the SHC is an agency of the Kingdom entitled to
immunity under the FSIA, and that subject matter
The court concluded
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: In Re Terrorist Attacks