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Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank, SAL, 10-1306

The district court's order dismissing this action as to defendant Lebanese Canadian Bank, SAL, for want of personal jurisdiction is vacated and remanded, where: 1) in response to two certified questions, the New York Court of Appeals concluded that allegations of the defendant's repeated use of a New York correspondent bank account to transfer substantial sums of money on behalf of a Hizballah affiliate "shows not only transaction of business, but an articulable nexus or substantial relationship between the transaction" and the plaintiffs' Anti‐Terrorism Act, Alien Tort Statute, and Israeli law claims to support personal jurisdiction under New York's long‐arm statute; and 2) such jurisdiction over defendant does not violate due process protections afforded to the defendant by the United States Constitution.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/18/2013
  • Published 10/18/2013

Judges

  • SACK

Court

  • United States Second Circuit

Counsel