SMITH v. FED. RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK, 03-6195
Because the plain language of the statutes that govern Iraqi funds that plaintiffs seek to attach in connection with the World Trade Center catastrophe are no longer available for that purpose, the funds will return to Iraq, where they are desperately needed for military and rebuilding efforts.
- Decided 10/03/2003
- Published 10/03/2003
KATZMANN, Circuit Judge., Before: SACK, KATZMANN, and RAGGI, Circuit Judges.
United States Second Circuit
James E. Beasley, the Beasley Firm, Philadelphia, PA, for Plaintiff-Appellants.
Shannen W. Coffin, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General, Gregory G. Katsas, Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., Douglas N. Letter, H. Thomas Byron III, Lewis Yelin, of counsel, James B. Comey, United States Attorney, Beth E. Goldman, Asst. United States Atty., Southern District of New York, New York, NY, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellee John W. Snow., Shari D. Leventhal, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, N.Y. (Thomas C. Baxter, Jr., David L. Gross, of counsel, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellee Federal Reserve Bank of New York.