Cases & Deals

Saudi corporations and individuals prevail in Second Circuit in multi-district tort litigation relating to September 11, 2001 attacks

Client(s) Foreign corporate and individual clients

Jones Day successfully represented eight Saudi corporations and individuals in multi-district litigation relating to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. The plaintiffs sued hundreds of foreign defendants alleging wide-ranging theories of liability for the attacks under the Anti-Terrorism Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, and Torture Victim Protection Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a series of decisions by the district court that neither general nor specific jurisdiction existed over any of Jones Day's clients.

In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, 714 F.3d 659 (2d Cir. 2013)