Anti-Terrorism Act

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Vacates and Remands District Court Ruling in Linde v. Arab Bank

By Quinta Jurecic
Friday, February 9, 2018, 10:25 AM

On February 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down a decision in Linde v. Arab Bank. The appellate court vacated and remanded the district court's ruling that Arab Bank could be held liable under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) for injuries acquired through terrorist attacks in Israel conducted by Hamas, given the bank's provision of financial services to the organization. The Second Circuit also found that the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) after the jury verdict in the lower court did not affect their view of Arab Bank's liability.