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How We Sued the Taliban and Won

Our Mission to Secure Compensation for the Victims of 9/11

In November of 2001, The Beasley Firm filed two lawsuits against the Taliban, al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan for their role in the horrific events of September 11, 2001. With the permission of the court, we amended the complaint to include Saddam Hussein and the Republic of Iraq as defendants. In 2003, a judgment was entered for the plaintiffs in the amount of $104 million. 

At The Beasley Firm, we were honored to represent the loved ones of brave men and women who were killed during the 9/11 terror attacks. By pursuing legal action, we were able to hold accountable the organizations and government entities that supported and conspired with Osama bin Laden. Our lawyers continue to fight for those who have lost loved ones in this and other unimaginable tragedies. 

If you would like to speak with an attorney about your case, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free consultation. 

Smith et al. v. Republic of Iraq et al

Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, our firm filed lawsuits on behalf of the families of individuals killed during the attacks. George Eric Smith was a 38-year-old senior business analyst well into a promising career when he died. Timothy Soulas was married with five children and a pregnant wife. Both men were in the World Trade Center towers on the day of the attacks.

As discussed in the Opinion and Order issued by the federal judge in Manhattan, the lawsuit raised “several novel issues of law, including some of first impression.” Ultimately, the claim marked the first valid judgment against the Taliban. In addition, the lawyers from The Beasley Firm were not only the first but the only to prove that the Republic of Iraq provided “material support and resources to and conspired with” Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. Judgments were issued against the al Qaeda defendants (Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) and Iraq. 

Taliban Asset Turnover

In 2003, the judge issued a $104 million verdict for the families of the 9/11 victims. Today, The Beasley Firm continues to pursue justice on behalf of these and all of our clients. Our lawyers have filed a motion in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for Asset Turnover. 

We have served a Public Notice to The Taliban, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and Da Afghanistan Bank, regarding this motion which seeks the turnover of assets held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The assets will be used to satisfy the 2003 judgment against the defendants in the amount of $59,262,189.57, plus daily interest. 

Learn More About Our Efforts

If you would like to learn more about our efforts against The Taliban and other organizations that supported or conspired with Osama bin Laden during the September 11th attacks, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to speak directly with an attorney. 

If you or a loved one was injured due to someone else’s wrongdoing, we might be able to help secure compensation for you and your family. Call our office now to discuss your legal options.

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