Posted on: Jul 7 2016

79 2008 PLO SUED TO COLLECT $116 MILLION TERRORISM JUDGMENT

In a dramatic case in which an American rabbinical student and his pregnant wife were gunned down in Israel in a drive by shooting attributed to Hamas, the family of the student sought legal action to collect $116 Million from the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Though they originally received a declaratory judgment to have a jury trial, Supreme Court Justice Kornreich ruled against the legality of such a trial. Robert J. Tolchin of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC who represented Mr. Strachman, the attorney handling the case for the plaintiffs, reports that Strachman appealed Judge Kornreich’s ruling in the Appellate Division, First Department.