No. CIV. A. 99-3279 RCL.

151 F.Supp.2d 27 (2001)

Thomas M. SUTHERLAND, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, and the Iranian Ministry of Information and Finance, Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

June 25, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Lee Martinez, Stuart Henry Newberger, Tracy A. Roman, Crowell & Moring, L.L.P., Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs.


LAMBERTH, District Judge.

On December 13, 1999, the plaintiffs, Thomas Sutherland and his family, filed a multi-count complaint alleging that the defendants were responsible for Thomas Sutherland's kidnapping, detention, and torture over a 6½ year period. The defendants, despite being properly served with process, failed to answer this charge in any way. Thus, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson entered the defendants' default on...

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