Victims of attacks in Israel lose U.S. appeal vs Lebanese Canadian Bank

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lebanese canadian bankA U.S. court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks in Israel who sought to hold Lebanese Canadian Bank SAL liable for financing Hezbollah through its New York account with American Express Bank.

By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said it lacked jurisdiction over the Lebanese bank because customary international law immunized corporations from liability from claims under the federal Alien Tort Statute (ATS).

Circuit Judge Richard Wesley said the panel was bound by a December ruling from another 2nd Circuit panel upholding the dismissal of a similar case against Arab Bank Plc.

The court is deeply divided over whether it should adhere to its 2010 ruling barring ATS lawsuits against corporations. Several of its judges urged unsuccessfully in May that the Arab Bank case be reargued.

Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) has been sued by dozens of American, Canadian and Israeli citizens injured by Hezbollah rocket attacks in 2006, or who had family members killed in those attacks.

The plaintiffs said LCB, which has no U.S. offices or employees, made it easier for Hezbollah to attack Jewish civilians in Israel by wiring millions of dollars on behalf of the group’s Shahid (Martyrs) Foundation affiliate.

The U.S. statute lets non-U.S. citizens seek damages in U.S. courts for human rights violations abroad.

But the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 narrowed its reach in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum, saying claims must sufficiently “touch and concern” the United States to displace the presumption that the ATS does not cover foreign conduct.

Wesley said the claims against the bank did so. He said its wire transfer services in New York had “a substantial effect on Hezbollah’s actions insofar as they ‘enabled’ and ‘facilitated’ terrorist rocket attacks harming or killing plaintiffs and their decedents.”

But he said “we are not free” to reconsider the Arab Bank panel’s conclusion that banning ATS lawsuits against corporations, adopted in an earlier part of the Kiobel case, remained good law.

Robert Tolchin, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he plans to appeal.

“It is plain that the panel is not happy with the decision of the Arab Bank panel,” he said. “Every other circuit court has ruled that corporations can be sued under the Alien Tort Statute.”

Douglas Mateyaschuk, a lawyer for LCB, declined immediate comment.

The case is Licci et al v. Lebanese Canadian Bank SAL, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 15-1580.

REUTERS

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113 responses to “Victims of attacks in Israel lose U.S. appeal vs Lebanese Canadian Bank”

  1. Jews trying to steal more money. How is that news?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Oh well … a NY Lawyer made some bucks. πŸ˜‰

      1. AshkeNazi lawyers.

        The consultation was free; odd.

        http://berkmanlaw.com/lawyer/Robert-J.-Tolchin_cp13626.htm

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          We have a lot of ‘Ads’ for those here now …
          “We win, or you don’t pay” …. Which means they won’t take you as a ‘suit client’ if they think you don’t have a chance. Free consulting is a very short listen. :-))) …
          I suppose sometimes they say ‘Oopsie’ .. πŸ™‚

          1. The free consultation ended when they heard “Hezbollah”. “Cha-Ching” followed afterwards and since they intend to appeal, more of it will follow. I wonder if the suers paid from their own pockets or if one of the many Zionsit lobbies gave them the money – if the latter, it was in fact free since the Americans paid for it.

            I remember those ads when I was in the USA several years ago. It was non-stop on TV, along with medications adverting. Ming blogging. I hope it’s not as bad in Canada.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Knowing the cost of minutes on TV, I’d be surprised if anything was free.
            What they don’t mention is the fees when they win.

          3. The “fees when they win” is somewhere in the small prints.

    2. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to “loot” from a loser like you.

      1. Yawn.

        1. Careful, don’t gape too wide, pal. A fly might accidentally get inside and lay eggs in your mouth. Have you seen that movie with the Joo Jeff Goldblum? πŸ™‚

          1. Lots of movies with Joos. As Marlon Brando attested: Hollywood is in their hands. How else will their spread their lies and propaganda about the Holohoax money making industry?

          2. And? Doesn’t make it untrue.

          3. Again: and?

          4. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Now where’s the antisemitic bs your taking about?

          5. Are you more stupid than usual? Where did you see me talk/write about “anti-semitic bs”?

          6. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Omega Y K β€’ an hour ago

            Lots of movies with Joos. As Marlon Brando attested: Hollywood is in their hands. How else will their spread their lies and propaganda about the Holohoax money making industry?

          7. How is that “anti-semitic”? It’s the truth.

          8. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Totally. Tell me how all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust. Tell me all the Jews that ran Hollywood and the actors who provided assistance.

          9. Where did you read me write that “all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust.”?

          10. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Afraid to answer the question?

          11. Lame diversion.

            Where did you read me write that “all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust”?

          12. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Answer the question.

          13. I would but I never said such thing. How about you answer your lie?

          14. Rudy1947 Avatar

            You can’t answer the question because it’s impossible. It’s just easier to say Jews run Hollywood. Is this where you tell me I’m an idΓ―ot or just a loser.

          15. Jews do own/run Hollywood, I didn’t think it needed answering or clarification.

            This is where I say you are a filthy liar as I never wrote ” “all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust.”

          16. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Really, then tell me all the Jews that ran Hollywood and their supporting cast.

          17. Diverting some more senile liar?

            p.s. you still have not answered my question.

          18. Rudy1947 Avatar

            You haven’t answered mine. Well, any answers?

          19. Let’s rewind …

            me: “How else will their spread their lies and propaganda about the Holohoax money making industry?”

            you: “Tell me how all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust.”

            me: “Where did you read me write that “all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust.”?

            you: (no answer) while diverting over and over again.

            Hmmm … right.

          20. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Wrong, plenty of questions, but no answers from you. Now, how is Hollywood responsible for spreading all the lies of Hollywood. After all, Hollywood made movies.

          21. Wrong what? Did you or did you not write “Tell me how all the movies in Hollywood support the lies of the Holocaust.”?

          22. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Yup, still waiting.

          23. Which begs the question: where did you get that from (since I never wrote that)?

          24. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Still waiting?

          25. You re-confirm to be a liar.

          26. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Waiting still.

          27. So am I.

          28. If you are looking for money corruption issues you should look no further that Iran. It ranks very high in corruption. Where as Israel is not even close. I mention Iran because you seem to be a blind supporter that likes to forget that Iran is way worse in all the topics you mention. Human rights and freedom of speech, brain drain (smart people leaving Iran), corruption, executions, the list goes on….
            http://www.worldaudit.org/corruption.htm

          29. This is about Jews in Hollywood. Thanks for saying absolutely nothing with your irrelevant diversion.

          30. This is exclusively about your (and other Arab Nazis’) idiocy and hate.

          31. You should read the conversation instead of making up lies.

            Nazis – Did you know Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, wanted to join Nazis but was rejected like the slug he was? Why do you think Zionism emulates the very same ways of Nazism?

          32. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Theodor died in 1904.

          33. Correct. Herzl prepared the field for Nazism. Anti-semitism was the much needed predicament to make IsraHell happen.

          34. Rudy1947 Avatar

            I see. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

          35. Not sure what you see but it’s not reality or the truth. Anti-semitism is the lie you and your ilk fell for and defend blindly.

            “It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people they would vouch for the fact that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries that we leave. At first they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as ‘stooges of the Jews.’ Later their fees will increase, and in the end we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies.” (The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Vol. 1, edited by Raphael Patai, translated by Harry Zohn, page 83-84)”.

          36. Rudy1947 Avatar

            And that has something to do with N@zis? Not sure I want to dry your smoke of choice.

          37. It has to do with the fact that Hitler, Nazis and the Third Reich were very much a Zionist plot to migrate the Jews from Europe to Palestine (which was liberated with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the theater of WW1)

            You can read about it here:

            Zionism and the Third Reich

            http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_weber.html

          38. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Oh my, here we go. Ride em cowboy, LOL. 10 pounds of crap in a 1 pound bag.

          39. It’s not crap, it’s just not in the forced-version of History.

          40. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Fire away grizzly. Just love hearing this crap.

          41. I’ve made my point before. Hug a pillow if you feel lonely.

          42. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Ah come on guy, I do love hearing this stuff. Got any ancient aliens stories as well.

          43. No lonely senile, what you love is company.

          44. Rudy1947 Avatar

            I love the humor.

          45. I am sure you do.

          46. Your jew hate just goes on and on and hinges on fanatical. Do you have any other interests? I was just figuring people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, is why I mentioned Iran to keep you in perspective of who has worse social issues. Here is a short Iranian made movie that may help you understand your level of brainwashing
            http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e7c_1365376158

          47. How is stating that Jew run Hollywood hatred? Is saying or writing the word “jew” hatred too?

          48. The retard has the very un-Jewish chutzpah to accuse others of “diluting the thread”. πŸ™‚

          49. Read the conversation. He made up a lie and kept repeating it.

          50. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Rudy never reads the words … πŸ˜‰ (must be a Zionist web-slag …)

          51. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Which words are you referring too?

          52. Most definitely.

          53. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Perhaps you would like to answer 5th’s question as well.

          54. Where do you see a question liar?

          55. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Blind leading the blind. Oh, must’t forget ;-), :))))), :-O, etc.

          56. Do you see an interrogation mark in 5th’s comment?

            Rabbi Hier, who heads the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Los Angeles, said he was happy with yesterday’s meeting, which took place at the home of Brando’s friend David Ross. “I am satisfied, after spending three hours with the man, that Marlon Brando is not an anti-Semite.” Nope .. he was just being accurate about ‘business content’. Which is apparently not advisable.

          57. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Okay, what is the business content???

          58. @5thDrawer:disqus

            You don’t like ” ;-), :))))), :-O, etc. ” ?

          59. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Sorry … this one just passed my personal ‘Scroll-through’ limit of the day. πŸ˜‰

          60. You need to flip your screen vertically to follow Roodie’s drivel.

          61. Do you see an interrogation mark in 5th’s comment?

            Rabbi Hier, who heads the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Los Angeles, said he was happy with yesterday’s meeting, which took place at the home of Brando’s friend David Ross. “I am satisfied, after spending three hours with the man, that Marlon Brando is not an anti-Semite.” Nope .. he was just being accurate about ‘business content’. Which is apparently not advisable.

          62. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Okay, what is the business content?

          63. The Shoa business.

          64. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Typical from you.

          65. You asked a question and I answered. You not liking it is a different story.

          66. Rudy1947 Avatar

            It just took a while.

          67. You asked the question “what is the business content? 20 minutes ago.

          68. Rudy1947 Avatar

            You finally answered in a way most appropriate for you.

          69. Unlike you, I like the truth Γ  coups de marteau – no sugar coating, no bs. Plain and straight.

          70. Rest assured that everybody – Zionist and Nazi alike – reads your words of wisdom, 5th. You are a real fuckin’ cornucopia, man. πŸ™‚

          71. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Wow … you think so? So why is Lebanon still like it is?

          72. Easy, easy fella. You may be a great philosopher and all, but I was only referring to YaLibnan, not to all of Lebanon. To influence the latter you need to enlarge your fan base considerably. πŸ™‚

          73. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Rabbi Hier, who heads the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Los Angeles, said he was happy with yesterday’s meeting, which took place at the home of Brando’s friend David Ross. “I am satisfied, after spending three hours with the man, that Marlon Brando is not an anti-Semite.”
            Nope .. he was just being accurate about ‘business content’.
            Which is apparently not advisable.

          74. “I am satisfied, after spending three hours with the man, that Marlon Brando is not an anti-Semite”.

            Hilarious.

          75. “I am satisfied, after spending three hours with the man, that Marlon Brando is not an anti-Semite”.

            Hilarious. I wonder if they (rabbis) have an E-meter like Scientologists to measure the anti-semitism level.

          76. Rudy1947 Avatar

            What business content are you referring too?

          77. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            You didn’t know it was the movie business??? Oy Vey.!

          78. You’re right, pal. Those Hollywood Jooz also make more money than you’ll ever see and have sex with women (or men) who wouldn’t even fart in your direction. While all you got is sitting on a broken toilet jerking off to the fantasy of seeing all of them dead. πŸ™‚

          79. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Ouch…….LOL.

          80. That sad comment was “ouch”? You guys are pathetic on a whole other level. Damn.

          81. Damnation from you must be a sure ticket to Heaven. A pity I don’t really believe in the whole Heaven & Hell business. πŸ™‚

          82. I highly recommend you re-read your comment to realize how pathetic you are.

          83. Haven’t I already informed you that I piss on your recommendations, suggestions, desires, hopes and dreams? I’m pretty sure I have. Multiple times.

          84. Well, if you think you can come, comment and leave, you are wrong. Expect replies and criticism of your idiocy.

          85. “Well, if you think you can come, comment and leave, you are wrong. ”
            Of course I can. That’s basically what I’m doing here. And I’m also very rarely wrong.

          86. At least you admit you are a troll.

          87. I recognize the 15 following attributes in you …

            Hasbara Troll attributes

            1. Supreme point of view
            2. The Hasbara troll knows best
            3. Condescending & Patronising
            4. Socialist (Smart and β€˜caring’)
            5. Do not have to be Jewish but Pro-Israel
            6. Internet experts
            7. Narcissistic
            8. Provocative
            9. Dis-ruptive
            10. Like to ask the questions, not answer questions
            11. Control freaks
            12. Inflamed by anyone being critical of Israel
            13. β€˜Moral’ Guardians
            14. Classic insults: Anti-semite, Neo- Nazi, White Supremacist, Holocaust denier
            15. Adept with social networks well trained on IT

          88. You may be right, my mentally challenged pen-pal. Those Mossad windows never go dark. Planning, scheming, taking over the world, surreptitiously dropping nasty stuff into retarded Arab Nazis’ coffee… No time to take a break.

          89. You need to drop your “Arab-Nazi” bs. Nazis were financed and supported by Jews.

            “It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people they would vouch for the fact that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries that we leave. At first they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as ‘stooges of the Jews.’ Later their fees will increase, and in the end we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies.” (The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Vol. 1, edited by Raphael Patai, translated by Harry Zohn, page 83-84)”.

          90. “You need to drop your “Arab-Nazi” bs. Nazis were financed and supported by Jews.”
            First, the only thing I “need” to do as regards you is to occasionally drop a steamy load on your eminently attractive face. When the “need” strikes, that is.
            Second, if what you say were true, wouldn’t it make the Arabs’ almost wholesale embrace of Nazi ideology and worldview even more cute? πŸ™‚

          91. It’s not a matter of “if” it’s true, it is. Zionist Europeans were very much behind Hitler, Nazis and the Third Reich.

            Arabs and the Middle East had nothing to do with what happened to Jews in Europe during WW2.

          92. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Actually, that one I believe. πŸ™‚
            ‘Inventors’ of a product may never really buy one for themselves. They may not even be the ones who make any money from it. Anything I made (created) for myself was a one-off item – usually for a specific task which was useful to me in a small way, in my personal space with it’s own conditions of ‘here&now’.
            Potentially, I suppose, I could have run off to beg a ‘sales-team’ to handle it, and they could find a way to turn it into something profitable for them, by selling it’s supposed ‘need’ to a pile of ‘others’ who actually didn’t, or didn’t live with the same conditions of ‘here&now’. (Marketing is everything….)
            (Perhaps they would have kept my name on it. But who in a right mind wants to be forever blamed for something useless in a different space?)

          93. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Twilight Zone Theme…….

          94. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            The composer got a lot less than Rod Steiger.

          95. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Are toking?

          96. You’ve it clear, over a dozen time now, to be a deviant being in referring to your fetish (sex with men, farting/pissing on people and in their mouth, etc) and private life (jerking off, etc). Lying, on the other end, is something that’s relatively new with you. I have 11K+ comments – go ahead and find one comment where I advocate violence towards anyone. Calling out the filthy, lying, Zionist thugs (who pretend to be Jewish) does not mean I fantasize in seeing anyone dead.

          97. The retard with his fetish projections again. How many times do I have to tell you that pissing on the mug of an Arab Nazi is not a fetish, but a natural need for any normal human being? πŸ™‚

          98. How do I project when you’re the one who always talk about sex with men, pissing/farting on people, etc?

          99. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            ouch!!!

          100. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            And you think a fly has never done that before?
            Don’t you know where he lives?

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    It is interesting that this story of the bank shows up under ‘Leb News’ and yet the ‘Business News’ has a different slant on the same bank which seems to no longer exisit:
    https://yalibnan.com/2016/08/24/lebanese-canadian-bank-shareholders-sue-deloitte-for-failing-to-flag-up-money-laundering/

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