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Hausler v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 12-1264(L)

In this Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) case, family members and trustees the estates of victims of Cuban state-sponsored terrorism seek to enforce their underlying judgment by attaching blocked electronic fund transfers (EFTs) blocked of Cuba pursuant to TRIA section 201. Judgment permitting attachment is reversed, where: 1) it is undisputed that no Cuban entity transmitted any of the blocked EFTs directly to the blocking bank, and therefore neither Cuba nor its agents or instrumentalities have any property interest in the blocked EFTs; and 2) because no terrorist party or agency or instrumentality thereof has a property interest in the EFTs, they are not attachable under TRIA section 201.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/27/2014
  • Published 10/27/2014



  • United States Second Circuit