Docket Nos. 11-3294-cv(L), 11-3407-cv, 11-3490-cv, 11-3494-cv, 11-3495-cv, 11-3496-cv, 11-3500-cv, 11-3501-cv, 11-3502-cv, 11-3503-cv, 11-3505-cv, 11-3506-cv, 11-3507-cv, 11-3508-cv, 11-3509-cv, 11-3510-cv, 11-3511-cv, 12-949-cv, 12-1457-cv, 12-1458-cv, 12-1459-cv.

714 F.3d 109 (2013)

In re TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 (Saudi Joint Relief Committee, et al.) John Patrick O'Neill, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Saudi Joint Relief Committee, Saudi Red Crescent Society, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: April 16, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sean P. Carter ( Stephen A. Cozen , Elliott R. Feldman , Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia, PA; Ronald L. Motley , Robert T. Haefele , Motley Rice, LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC; Carter G. Phillips , Richard Klingler , Sidley Austin, LLP, Washington, DC; Andrea Bierstein , Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes, LLP, New York, NY; Robert M. Kaplan , Ferber Chan Essner & Coller, LLP, New York, NY; James P. Kreindler , Justin T. Green , Andrew J. Maloney, III , Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, New York, NY; Jerry S. Goldman , Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., New York. NY; Chris Leonardo , Adams Holcomb LLP, Washington, DC, on the brief), Cozen O'Connor , Philadelphia, PA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants on Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Issues.

Michael K. Kellogg ( Gregory G. Rapawy , Brendan Crimmins , William J. Rinner , on the brief), Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Appellee Saudi Joint Relief Committee.

Lynne Bernabei , Alan R. Kabat , Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Appellee Saudi Red Crescent Society.1

Before: CABRANES, RAGGI, Circuit judges, and RAKOFF, District Judge.

JOSÉ A. CABRANES, Circuit Judge:

These appeals involve claims by families and estates of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, individuals injured by the attacks, and various commercial entities that incurred damages and losses as a result of the attacks (jointly, "plaintiffs"). Before us are claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act ("ATA"), 18 U.S.C. § 2333, the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. § 1350, the Torture Victim Protection...

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