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Case of the Day: Khatib v. Murrar

Posted on February 8, 2013

The case of the day is Khatib v. Murrar (Ill. App. Ct. 2012). Lami Khatib and Najat Murrar were married in Jordan in 2000. At the time of the marriage, Khatib paid Murrar’s father a dowry of one golden dinar, and under the marriage contract there was also a deferred dowry of JOD 5,000. Khatib and Murrar moved to the United States in 2009, but they separated and Khatib moved back to Jordan alone. In December 2009, Khatib obtained a certificate of revocable divorce from the Religious Court of Sweileh. The revocable divorce gave Khatib the “right to return [Murrar] to [Khatib’s] matrimonial bond within the legally prescribed waiting period.” Murrar had no notice of the proceedings and learned of them only when she…

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Case to Watch: Linde v. Arab Bank

Posted on March 8, 2012

H/T to Alison Frankel for the pointer to the oral arguments in Linde v. Arab Bank plc, which was heard in the Second Circuit earlier this week. The case is timely in light of the recent ABA resolution on Aérospatiale and foreign data protection laws. The claim in the case is the the Arab Bank, a leading Jordanian bank with offices around the world (including in New York), is liable to the plaintiffs for injuries suffered in terrorist attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories because, according to the complaint, the Bank acted as banker to the terrorists behind the attacks. In particular, the claim is that the Bank knowingly and intentionally, both directly and indirectly, facilitated the attacks by the Islamic Resistance Movement…

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