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Iranian Banking Case
Our partners, Osen LLC and Turner & Associates, P.A., represented more than 100 families of Americans who were victims of Iranian-facilitated terrorism in a case captioned Freeman v. HSBC, which was brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act (“ATA”). The lawsuit alleges that major international banks entered into a conspiracy with Iran and Iranian banks that resulted in: (1) the transfer of billions of U.S. dollars through the United States in a manner purposefully designed to circumvent U.S. regulators’ and law enforcement agencies’ ability to detect and monitor the transactions; and (2) the transfer of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (“IRGC-QF”), the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations and entities actively engaged in murdering and maiming U.S. servicemen and civilians in Iraq. The Complaint alleges that as a result of the conspiracy, Iran, (including its IRGC-QF), Hezbollah, Kata’ib Hezbollah (“KH”), and other terrorist entities planned, funded, supported, facilitated and perpetrated hundreds of terrorist attacks in Iraq between 2003 and 2011, killing hundreds of U.S. servicemen and civilians, and grievously wounding many others.
Since 1957, the lawyers at Dowd & Dowd, P.C. have represented victims of personal injuries and wrongful conduct by insurance companies, product manufacturers and corporations, negligent drivers, and victims of medical and legal malpractice.
Follow the Blood Money
Exposing the secret US banking operations that help fund suicide bombers.
This article written by Adam Penenberg provides some background information on a case filed against Arab Bank in Federal Court in New York. The article was written prior to the Arab Bank trial, which Mr. Tab Turner and Mr. Gary Osen tried to a jury. The jury found for the Plaintiffs, holding Arab Bank liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts and the Court ultimately denied the bank’s request for a new trial.
What the Law Can Do
The Complaint has been filed pursuant to a private civil remedy provision of the ATA, U.S. Code, 18 U.S.C. § 2333(a). This provision, which Congress enacted in 1992 both as a counter-terrorism deterrent and as a means of affording remedies to U.S. nationals victimized by terrorism, permits Americans physically or financially injured by reason of an act of international terrorism and/or their surviving family members, to sue in federal court, enabling them to recover three times their damages.