Hezbollah victims may bring claims in N.Y.,report

A Lebanese bank can face claims in New York of negligence and breach of duty in a lawsuit brought by U.S., Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks and their families, the state’s highest court ruled.

The victims sued American Express Bank Ltd. and Lebanese Canadian Bank in 2008, saying the banks helped Hezbollah attack targets in northern Israel in July and August 2006 by handling wire transfers of millions of U.S. dollars. The Lebanese bank, based in Beirut, merged with Societe Generale Lebanon last year.

U.S. District Judge George Daniels in 2010 dismissed a negligence claim against American Express. That decision was upheld in March by a federal appeals court, which also said it may later review claims of personal jurisdiction against Lebanese Canadian Bank that were dismissed by Daniels.

The federal appeals court also said it would seek a determination from New York’s highest court on whether claims of negligence and breach of duty can be applied to a foreign bank’s maintenance of correspondence under state law.

The state court today said the Lebanese bank’s “repeated use of the correspondent account shows not only transaction of business, but an articulable nexus or substantial relationship between the transaction and the alleged breaches of statutory duties,” Judge Susan P. Read wrote in the decision. “LCB did not route a transfer for a terrorist group once or twice by mistake.”

The case is Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank, 10-1306, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (New York).

Business Week

  • Btru2u

    That means Israel can be sued as well for damages ,injuries and murder,

    • Hannibal

      God are they a bunch of hypocrites… God chosen people my @$$…

    • patriotss

      id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

    • master09

      That means all the Lebanese leaders can be sued for stealing the peoples money and Ha for taking Lebanon into war… Always have to bring Isreal into this…. IT IS BOTH DICKS THAT SHOULD BE SUED……..AND I AM LEBANESE. YES….Remember the days Amal used to get help from the Jews..lol…

      • Hannibal

        well if we sue everyone we can get rich… ;) he he no need for natural gas explorations…

    • 5thDrawer

      I hear the American Way is, that anybody can sue anybody over any silly thing … even spilled coffee. :-)
      Lawyers love it. :-)
      Doesn’t mean you could win, however ….

  • Btru2u

    That means Israel can be sued as well for damages ,injuries and murder,

    • Hannibal

      God are they a bunch of hypocrites… God chosen people my @$$…

    • patriotss

      id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

    • master09

      That means all the Lebanese leaders can be sued for stealing the peoples money and Ha for taking Lebanon into war… Always have to bring Isreal into this…. IT IS BOTH DICKS THAT SHOULD BE SUED……..AND I AM LEBANESE. YES….

      • Hannibal

        well if we sue everyone we can get rich… ;) he he no need for natural gas explorations…

    • 5thDrawer

      I hear the American Way is, that anybody can sure anybody over any silly thing … even spilled coffee. :-)
      Lawyers love it. :-)
      Doesn’t mean you could win, however ….

  • Hannibal

    Lebanese victims, many are not Hezbollah, should sue Israel for the aggression, destruction of property, and mass murders of civilians…

    • patriotss

      id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

      • Hannibal

        If Israel is my enemy it does not mean I approve of Hezbollah… That being said I never denied them their sacrifices… I have been very open about it… My problems with Hezbollah are as follows:
        1. It is an Islamic Shiite Party much like the Lebanese Forces is a mainly Christian Maronite Party therefore both parties will never work on a nation building of Lebanon… One can never marginalize another sect and that has been proven that one way or another what goes up will go down eventually.
        2. While many other Christian parties acknowledge their martyrs they never praise the sacrifices that the Lebanese (mainly Christian) resistance have done to protect Lebanon from Syrian and Palestinian hegemony…
        3. While they focus on the Southern borders of some square miles at Shebaa and I do not deny its importance, thousands of square miles have been gobbled up by Syria on the Eastern frontier and nothing has been said…
        4. While they fight to free Lebanese AND Palestinians from Israeli jails, they never uttered ONE measly word about thousands of prisoners in the Syrian jails.
        5. Two armies, two communication systems, a government within government is not a formula for nation building… I want ONE army… ONE national army I can be proud of as a Lebanese no matter what my sect or religion is.
        6. I do not want my foreign policy dictated to me by foreigners… Iran has a hold on Hezbollah understandably as you will always kiss the hand that feeds you. Now do not get me wrong if we as a nation decide to align ourselves with the iranians, and I do believe it is suicidal to do so, than be it. But the decision must be unanimously Lebanese. The decision of war and peace MUST be Lebanese not Shiite.
        7. Stop exporting our sons to Syria to die… It is Syria’s problem… Let them work it out…
        8. Help the STL bring in the perpetrators of the assassinations to justice… I really honestly doubt that the leadership had anything to do with it… But I am more than certain that there is a third party loyal to Syria within the ranks of Hezbollah and the SSNP doing the Syrian regime’s bids inside of Lebanon… Give them up to justice… I strongly advocates that Samaha should be put to death as a lesson to all traitors committing ANY type of criminal activities against any of our Lebanese citizens NO MATTER what their political affiliation might be.
        9. THINK LEBANESE! 
        10. Read this again… ;)

      • Hannibal

        I hope I answered your question clearly patriotss…

        • 5thDrawer

          I’d say, pretty clear Hannibal. :-) Well done.

      • Btru2u

        i lost any respect i had for them when they started to support Bashar al Rat. They are lowlife hypocrites who are just power hungry and are not true muslims.
        i agree with Anwar Al awlaki”s you tube video”Who are Khawarij”  must watch  clip.

  • Hannibal

    Lebanese victims, many are not Hezbollah, should sue Israel for the aggression, destruction of property, and mass murders of civilians…

    • patriotss

      id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

      • Hannibal

        If Israel is my enemy it does not mean I approve of Hezbollah… That being said I never denied them their sacrifices… I have been very open about it… My problems with Hezbollah are as follows:
        1. It is an Islamic Shiite Party much like the Lebanese Forces is a mainly Christian Maronite Party therefore both parties will never work on a nation building of Lebanon… One can never marginalize another sect and that has been proven that one way or another what goes up will go down eventually.
        2. While many other Christian parties acknowledge their martyrs they never praise the sacrifices that the Lebanese (mainly Christian) resistance have done to protect Lebanon from Syrian and Palestinian hegemony…
        3. While they focus on the Southern borders of some square miles at Shebaa and I do not deny its importance, thousands of square miles have been gobbled up by Syria on the Eastern frontier and nothing has been said…
        4. While they fight to free Lebanese AND Palestinians from Israeli jails, they never uttered ONE measly word about thousands of prisoners in the Syrian jails.
        5. Two armies, two communication systems, a government within government is not a formula for nation building… I want ONE army… ONE national army I can be proud of as a Lebanese no matter what my sect or religion is.
        6. I do not want my foreign policy dictated to me by foreigners… Iran has a hold on Hezbollah understandably as you will always kiss the hand that feeds you. Now do not get me wrong if we as a nation decide to align ourselves with the iranians, and I do believe it is suicidal to do so, than be it. But the decision must be unanimously Lebanese. The decision of war and peace MUST be Lebanese not Shiite.
        7. Stop exporting our sons to Syria to die… It is Syria’s problem… Let them work it out…
        8. Help the STL bring in the perpetrators of the assassinations to justice… I really honestly doubt that the leadership had anything to do with it… But I am more than certain that there is a third party loyal to Syria within the ranks of Hezbollah and the SSNP doing the Syrian regime’s bids inside of Lebanon… Give them up to justice… I strongly advocates that Samaha should be put to death as a lesson to all traitors committing ANY type of criminal activities against any of our Lebanese citizens NO MATTER what their political affiliation might be.
        9. THINK LEBANESE! 
        10. Read this again… ;)

      • Hannibal

        I hope I answered your question clearly patriotss…

        • 5thDrawer

          I’d say, pretty clear Hannibal. :-) Well done.

      • Btru2u

        i lost any respect i had for them when they started to support Bashar al Rat. They are lowlife hypocrites who are just power hungry and are not true muslims.
        i agree with Anwar Al awlaki”s you tube video”Who are Khawarij”  must watch  clip.

  • patriotss

    id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

    • nagy_michael2

      hezbollah is a terrorist organization much like Assad Clans in Syria.. its very simple.. get it through your sick head.

  • patriotss

    id like to know your opinion on Hezbollah now

    • nagy_michael2

      hezbollah is a terrorist organization much like Assad Clans in Syria.. its very simple.. get it through your sick head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zubi-Ganubi/100001929974686 Zubi Ganubi

    Face the simple truth. you all hate Israel but you hate each other even more. in any time in the past diffrent parties of lebanon colaborated with Israel against other parties.
    Lebanon has no real future because of that, sooner or later lebanon will go again into internal wars.

    • master09

      On the mark, its like all the Arabs want to destroy Isreal and talk about palestine ,but every Arab hates every Palestinians and want nothing to do with them.In 1985 Amal got help from Isreal to rid of the Palestinians and now Lebanon is at war with Isreal not because they want to but because IRAN AND SYRIA WANT THEM TO..FUNNY SHIT…ARABS HATE EACH OTHER THAT IS TRUE….FUNNY PEOPLE…AN ARAB CELEBATES WITH A GUN RATHER THAN KISSES AND HUGS…  
      The past is clear how Arabs are, when BP came to the ME they got one brother to kill his brother on the promise that he would be king and to sign the oil land over to the brits….all of it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zubi-Ganubi/100001929974686 Zubi Ganubi

    Face the simple truth. you all hate Israel but you hate each other even more. in any time in the past diffrent parties of lebanon colaborated with Israel against other parties.
    Lebanon has no real future because of that, sooner or later lebanon will go again into internal wars.

    • master09

      On the mark, its like all the Arabs want to destroy Isreal and talk about palestine ,but every Arab hates every Palestinians and want nothing to do with them.In 1985 Amal got help from Isreal to rid of the Palestinians and now Lebanon is at war with Isreal not because they want to but because IRAN AND SYRIA WANT THEM TO..FUNNY SHIT…ARABS HATE EACH OTHER THAT IS TRUE….FUNNY PEOPLE…AN ARAB CELEBATES WITH A GUN RATHER THAN KISSES AND HUGS…