July 5, 2016

Hello, I’m Ted Corless with the Corless-Barfield Trial Group. My firm of attorneys in Tampa, FL represents people involved in serious personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and suing insurance companies. Today, I’m here to talk to you about something else. I’d like to talk to you about 9/11 and potential liability by Saudi Arabia.

Attorneys in Tampa, FL Discuss the Potential Liability of 9/11

Can you sue a country because the citizens of that country did something to cause massive death and destruction in the United States? In 1976, a law was passed that essentially gave immunity to foreign countries for the acts of the individual citizens from their country. But, just last week, Senator Chuck Schumer was able to get a unanimous vote on a bill in the senate specifically providing for liability against Saudi Arabia because of the events of September 11th.

What do we have?

What’s at play is a twenty-eight-page section of a report that has been classified since 2002 that specifically details the acts of Saudi Arabia, parts of the government, Saudi Arabians in Saudi Arabia, and most importantly the actions of American citizens associated with Saudia Arabia in the country just before the planes hit the tower. Can you do this?

The Legal Debate

At issue in the legal community is not whether Saudi Arabia would be able to be blamed for what had happened. It’s whether or not the senate can pass a bill creating liability for Saudi Arabia retroactively, because of the 1976 law. We’ll have to see what the courts do with it, and we’ll have to see whether President Obama decides to veto the bill to preserve the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has threatened to dump its ownership of American interests and securities as a response to the passing of the bill.  Most politicians believe that’s nothing more than a threat. What’s important for me, as an individual that represents American citizens, is that I think it’s time for us to be provided access to all of the information that was gathered, both in 2001 and after, so we can understand everyone’s role in that disaster.

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