Plaintiffs Added in Case Against Saudi Arabia for September 11, 2001 Attacks

This short-form complaint refers readers for details to another case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concerning the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers who carried out the September 11 attacks were citizens of Saudi Arabia.) This highly abbreviated complaint of only seven pages plus an appendix seems to be adding plaintiffs to the previous suit. 

No class is defined in it. However, the complaint claims that the plaintiffs of the previous suit include (1) estate representatives of a person who was killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, (2) surviving immediate family members of someone who was killed in the attacks, and/or (3) persons who suffered physical injuries as a result of the attacks. 

All of the one hundred new plaintiffs appear to be persons who suffered personal injuries. They are defined as persons who were present at the Pentagon or World Trade Center, or in lower Manhattan or an area where they were injured or exposed to toxins as a result of the attack. 

These plaintiffs, with claims allegedly due to Saudi Arabia’s “actions or inactions,” the complaint says, suffered economic losses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, psychological injuries, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

No specifics of the “actions or inactions” are laid out here. The complaint simply says, “Each Plaintiff hereby adopts and incorporates herein by reference the following factual allegations, jurisdictional allegations, and jury trial demand” in the Consolidated Amended Complaint as to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ECF No. 3463. (Apparently there is also a second complaint against the Kingdom for the attacks, which is not incorporated here.)

Causes of action from the above case are listed, and a majority are checked off: 

  • Aiding, abetting, and conspiring with Al Qaeda to commit the September 11 attacks on the US, under two different sections of the US Code
  • Committing acts of international terrorism
  • Assault and battery
  • Conspiracy
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Liability pursuant to law on torts and agency, including supervising employees and agents and hiring, selecting, and retaining employees and agents
  • Trespass
  • Violations of international law

No details are given. The complaint simply notes, “Upon filing this Saudi Arabia Short Form Complaint, each Plaintiff is deemed to have adopted all factual and jurisdictional allegations of the complaint that has been joined as specified below; all prior filings in connection with that complaint; and all prior Orders and rulings of the Court in connection with that complaint.” Those wanting specifics will apparently have to read the original complaint.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Terrorism

Most Recent Case Event

Complaint Adding Plaintiffs in Case Against Saudi Arabia for September 11, 2001 Attacks

December 10, 2018

This short-form complaint refers readers for details to another case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concerning the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers who carried out the September 11 attacks were citizens of Saudi Arabia.) This highly abbreviated complaint of only seven pages plus an appendix seems to be adding plaintiffs to the previous suit. 

saudi_arabia_9-11_terrorist_attacks_compl.pdf

Case Event History

Complaint Adding Plaintiffs in Case Against Saudi Arabia for September 11, 2001 Attacks

December 10, 2018

This short-form complaint refers readers for details to another case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concerning the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers who carried out the September 11 attacks were citizens of Saudi Arabia.) This highly abbreviated complaint of only seven pages plus an appendix seems to be adding plaintiffs to the previous suit. 

saudi_arabia_9-11_terrorist_attacks_compl.pdf
Tags: Injuries or Death, International Law, Terrorism, Wrongful Death