Docket No. 10-1306-cv.

673 F.3d 50 (2012)

Yaakov LICCI, a minor, by his father and natural guardian, Elihav LICCI, and by his mother and natural guardian, Yehudit Licci, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. LEBANESE CANADIAN BANK, SAL; American Express Bank Ltd., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: March 5, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert J. Tolchin , Jaroslawicz & Jaros, New York, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Jonathan D. Siegfried ( Lawrence S. Hirsh , on the brief), Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee Lebanese Canadian Bank, SAL.

Mark P. Ladner ( Mark David McPherson , Michael Gerard , on the brief), Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee American Express Bank Ltd.

Before: KEARSE, SACK, and KATZMANN, Circuit Judges.

SACK, Circuit Judge:

This appeal presents the question whether a foreign bank's maintenance and use of a correspondent banking account in New York to conduct wire transfers on behalf of a foreign client renders it amenable to personal jurisdiction in New York under the state's long-arm statute to defend against claims asserted by victims of terrorist attacks committed abroad. The plaintiffs are several dozen American, Canadian, and Israeli citizens, all of whom reside...

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