9/11 victims’ families win multibillion-dollar settlement against Iran (which will never be paid)

Families of 1,008 of those murdered on 9/11 have won a multibillion-dollar judgement against Iran, though those involved are sure that Iran will never pay, reports David K. Li in the NY Post. Yesterday’s judgment may, however, assist in winning the civil suits currently pending against Saudi Arabia.

Iranian payouts in the lawsuit were stipulated to be $12.5 million per spouse of each victim, $8.5 million per parent, $8.5 million per child and $4.25 million per sibling.

The suit was filed in 2004 and went ahead in 2016 after the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The judge who signed the pro forma default order yesterday was George Daniels, a Manhattan federal judge.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. COVID-19 testing sites in the NYC area

      October 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Buy a beer on Mondays and support the Terry Farrell Foundation – Fort Collins, CO

      November 7 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
    4. NYPD Officer Chris Bramwell needs a kidney urgently

      November 10 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm