Thirteen years after suing the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority—and winning a $655 million jury award in 2015—the American victims and estates of victims of a series of bombings and shootings in Israel are asking the justices to overturn a federal appeals court decision that jettisoned them out of court.
In Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization & Palestinian Authority, the victims—members of 11 American families—bring to the high court a bevy of big-name lawyers and substantial friend-of-the-court support. The case could present a delicate foreign policy question for the Trump administration.
Former George W. Bush solicitor general Theodore Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is the counsel of record on the petition for the victims. Kent Yalowitz of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, the victims’ trial and appellate counsel, was also on the petition.
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