Judge Orders $6B in Damages for 9/11 Plaintiffs

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By Kevin Fayle on July 31, 2012 10:45 AM

A federal magistrate judge has determined that Iran, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban should pay the families of 9/11 victims over six billion dollars in damages for the injuries suffered during the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The plaintiffs in the lawsuit received a default judgment against the defendants on December 22, 2011.  The damage award is largely symbolic, however, since it will be nearly impossible to recover any funds from the defendants.
Judge Orders $6B in Damages for 9/11 Plaintiffs