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Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the Reuter article U.S. veterans sue banks, claim they should pay for Iraq attacks on November 10

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News Article

Publication Date

11-10-2014

Abstract

Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the Reuter article U.S. veterans sue banks, claim they should pay for Iraq attacks on November 10.

The case faces major obstacles, said Jimmy Gurule, a Notre Dame University law professor. The Anti-Terrorism Act does not specifically permit conspiracy claims, and federal courts in New York have previously refused to permit cases to proceed unless they allege a direct link between banks and militant attacks.

The law also bars claims for wartime injuries. "The law was not intended to give a private right of action to soldiers in a military conflict," Gurule said.