US civil suits
The Khalid Bin Mahfouz family has issued the following statement:
|"The Bin Mahfouz family has suffered
for over a year from unsubstantiated innuendo and inaccurate
reporting (much of it corrected or withdrawn too late to be
helpful). It is, naturally, distressed that it now faces many
of the same untrue allegations in filed civil actions. The family
repeats that it abhors and condemns all acts of terrorism and
that there is not a shred of evidence to justify the actions
and lengthy legal process involved. It will, of course, vigorously
contest them." October 2001
United States Supreme Court denies review of Federal Court of Appeals findings
On June 30, 2014, after seeking the views of the United States Solicitor General (who recommended denial), the United States Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs request to seek review.
See 134 S. Ct. 2870 (2014)
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms the June 2010 decisions of the United States District Judges
On April 16, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decisions of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in so far as it dismissed plaintiffs claims against Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz and his son, Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz, on grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction.
See 2nd Cir. 2013, 714 F.3d 659
United States District Court dismisses all cases filed against the late Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz and Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz concerning the 9-11 tragedy.
On June 16, 2010, the Opinion and Order of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction filed by the late Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz and his son, Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz, in the multi-district litigation, In Re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
With respect to Sheikh Khalid, Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz, and twenty-one other defendants, Judge George B. Daniels determined that "plaintiffs failed to make the requisite showing that any of the twenty-three defendants have the requisite continuous and systematic contacts with New York or the United States to satisfy the stringent minimal contacts test for the exercise of general personal jurisdiction." Judge Daniels also rejected allegations that that the Bin Mahfouz defendants, among many others, should be subjected to jurisdiction on plaintiffs' theory that defendants had supplied material support to Al Qaeda through donations to Islamic charities thereby targetting the United States. He noted that his predecessor, Judge Casey, had likewise dismissed one of the complaints against Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz , finding it did "not contain any specific actions by Mr Bin Mahfouz from which the Court could infer that he purposefully directed his activities at the United States."
The court's order dismissed all remaining complaints against the Bin Mahfouz defendants relating to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 that were consolidated in this proceeding.
Abdulrahman bin Mahfouz's motion to dismiss the Burnett complaint as against him was granted by US Southern District Court of New York on 18 January 2005 (Click here for further details)
Nimir LLC was voluntarily dismissed from the Federal Insurance Company, et al. suit by the Plaintiffs on 4 March 2004 (Download the notice of Voluntary dismissal)
Nimir LLC, a company owned by Abdulrahman and Sultan bin Mahfouz, was voluntaily dismissed from the Burnett suit by the Plaintiffs on 8th August 2003.(Download the notice of Voluntary dismissal)
On 24th October 2003, Delta Oil, a company to which Nimir had been erroneously linked, was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice from Burnett v. Al Baraka Investment et al.
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