Court Documents from the 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

The class-action lawsuit Ashton et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (a/k/a In re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001) was filed in federal court in March 2017. The plaintiffs are approximately 1,500 people injured in the 9/11 attacks and 850 family members of people who were killed. In the words of the complaint, they’re suing the Saudi government for “knowingly providing material support and resources to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and facilitating the September 11th Attacks.”

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Amended Complaint (June 9, 2017). The central filing of the case, laying out the accusations against Saudi Arabia. This is the second amended complaint, which is the current version. The first 399 pages of the document list all the plaintiffs (is that a record?). The body of the complaint starts on page 400 and runs for 63 pages.

Notice of Renewed Motion to Dismiss (August 1, 2017). Saudi Arabia moves to dismiss the lawsuit.

Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion

Declaration in Support of Motion

Exhibit 7 of Declaration

MDL 1570 Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees (August 31, 2017). “[T]he Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees (PECs) write to advise the Court of the results of their preliminary review of the documents produced by the defendants…”

Bonus Material:

DeSimone v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Amended Complaint (Oct 14 2016). A separate lawsuit was brought against Saudi Arabia by Stephanie DeSimone, widow of 9/11 victim Patrick Dunn. It has since been consolidated into the Ashton et al lawsuit above. This is the amended complaint from that earlier suit.


From Ashton et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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