No. 12-7101.

735 F.3d 934 (2013)

Fran HEISER, Individually and as Co-Administrator of the Estate of Michael Heiser, et al., Appellants v. ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided November 19, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dale K. Cathell argued the cause for appellants. With him on the briefs was Richard M. Kremen.

James L. Kerr argued the cause for appellees Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. With him on the brief was Karen E. Wagner.

Benjamin M. Shultz , Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for amicus curiae United States of America. With him on the brief were Stuart F. Delery , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Ronald C. Machen , U.S. Attorney, and Mark B. Stern and Sharon Swingle, Attorneys.

Opinion for the court filed by Senior Circuit Judge RANDOLPH.

RANDOLPH, Senior Circuit Judge:

In 1996, an explosion tore apart the Khobar Towers apartment complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Nineteen American military personnel died and hundreds of others were wounded. Investigations revealed that the terrorist organization Hezbollah had attacked the Towers with Iran's assistance. The opinion in Estate of Heiser v. Islamic Republic of Iran (Heiser I), 466 F.Supp.2d 229, 252-54,...

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