O’Neill v. Al Rajhi Bank

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-318 2d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the civil remedy provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2333, supports claims against defendants based on theories of secondary liability, and requires plaintiffs to establish that a defendant’s support provided to a terrorist organization was a proximate cause of the plaintiffs’ injury; (2) whether U.S. courts have personal jurisdiction over defendants who, acting abroad, provide material support to a terrorist organization that attacks the territorial United States and the defendant intends to provide support to the organization, knows of the organization’s objective and history of attacking U.S. interests, and can foresee that its material support will be used in attacks on the United States.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 11, 2013)
Sep 9 2013Appendix of John Patrick O'Neill, Jr., et al. filed.
Sep 25 2013Waiver of right of respondents Saudi Joint Relief Committee, Saudi Red Crescent Society to respond filed.
Oct 4 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 12, 2013, for all respondents.
Nov 12 2013Brief of respondents Saudi Binladin Group, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 12 2013Brief of respondents Al Rajhi Bank, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 25 2013Reply of petitioners on Personal Jurisdiction Issues filed.
Nov 25 2013Reply of petitioners on Anti-Terrorism Act Issues filed.
Nov 26 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 13, 2013.
Dec 16 2013The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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