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. Sign up to read names at FDNY 343 Memorial Club September 11th Memorial Ceremony, Summerfield, FL

      March 17 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Fundraiser to publish a Japanese translation of the 9/11 Commission Report

      May 14 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
    3. 9/11 Shoe Drive – Waukesha, WI

      June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Vote for the Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial to win $1,000 for its upkeep

      June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
    5. FDNY Honor Legion Raffle

      June 3 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm