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.
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
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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