posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 08:57 PM
Well, this is timely to announce, around the 2nd anniversary - but it's no easy suit!
* What if these insurers face some form of counter-claim, or if the Bush administration itself is enjoined in the proceedings as a complicit
"accessory before and after the fact"?
* What if no claim can be proven, because there is so much doubt cast over the veracity of the Congressional Enquiry findings, and the Bush admin
stonewalled so many of the proceedings anyway?
* How can Al Qaeda be sued? Where is it a registered legal entity?
* How can any middle eastern country be sued?
This is just blatant stupidity, either a badly presented article not to Reuters usual journalistic standard, or a field day for lawyers of insurers to
make millions in fees. They certainly won't be working on any contingencies, as they know they can't win.
UNLESS of course, there is some complicity with the Bush admin in the Middle East itself, and the "Saudis" will come to the party.
What a load of bollocks these lawsuits are.
Insurers Sue Al Qaeda Over 9/11
11/09/2003 07:29 AM - Reuters
Dozens of insurers have said they are planning to file a lawsuit against al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden as well as several Middle Eastern countries,
seeking $300 billion of damages related to claims paid out for the September 11 attacks.
The group of insurers, which includes units of Chubb Corp. and Munich Re's American Re, said they would file suit in federal court in New York and
Washington, DC against groups such as al Qaeda and as well as countries including Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia.
The suit, which was to be filed just one day before the two-year anniversary of the airplane attacks that killed about 3,000 people, argues these
parties were responsible for the attacks that resulted in the worst insurance disaster in history.
It comes on the heels of Tuesday's decision by a New York judge to let lawsuits against airlines and the World Trade Center's owners proceed. The
suits were filed by families who said negligence played a key role in the casualties caused by the September 11 attacks.
The suit by insurers, which are represented by the law firm Cozen O'Connor, seeks to recoup billions of dollars of property and casualty and workers
compensation claims in addition to punitive damages.
Over $18.5 billion in insurance claims related to the September 11 attacks had been filed as of July, according to the Insurance Information
The United States has blamed al Qaeda, which is led by the Islamic militant bin Laden, for the September 11 attacks.