DOJ, Victim Fight Over Iran Property

D.C. Circuit to hear case on terror judgment

, The National Law Journal


On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear argument in a case testing the scope of a federal law that expanded the rights of plaintiffs to go after foreign property in the U.S. Lawyers for the estate of a bombing victim want the abandoned buildings of the Iranian embassy sold to satisfy a nearly $13 million judgment against Iran for its alleged sponsorship of a 2002 terrorist attack in Jerusalem. But on diplomatic grounds, the DOJ convinced a judge to block the effort.

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