Anti-Terrorism Act News

Terror Attack Victims Lose Appeal to Supreme Court in Suit Against PLO

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more than a decade ago. The justices did comment Monday in ending a lawsuit against the PLO and Palestinian Authority in connection with …

American Families Sue Chiquita Over Terrorist Group Killings in Colombia

The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the …

Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Claiming Facebook Liable for Supporting Terrorists

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc. liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in …

Court Blocks U.S. Suits by Jewish Families Against Palestinian Authority

A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can’t sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts. The decision last Friday upheld a lower …

Twitter, Google, Facebook Sued by Orlando Shooting Victims’ Families

The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, …

Widow’s Damages Lawsuit Blames Twitter for Spread of ISIS

Twitter Inc. was accused in a lawsuit by the widow of a man killed at a police training center in Jordan of knowingly allowing the Islamic State to spread its terrorist message through its service. Twitter, like other social media …

Arab Bank Settles Terrorism Financing Claims by U.S. Citizens

Arab Bank Plc has agreed to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel, nearly a year after a U.S. jury found the bank liable. The settlement was confirmed on Friday by …

Supreme Court Reviews $1.75B Ruling for Bombing Victims Against Iran Bank

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Barack Obama’s administration to weigh in on an appeal over whether Iran’s central bank must pay $1.75 billion to relatives of American troops killed in the 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in …

U.S. Jury Finds Arab Bank Liable Under Terrorist Financing Law

A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed …