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Friday, May 15, 2009

US court ruling may bankrupt the PLO

It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people than the 'Palestinians.'

A United States District Court judge in Rhode Island has rejected a motion to vacate a default judgment against the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), allowing a $116 million judgment in favor of the family of two victims of 'Palestinian' terror to stand. The case involves the family of Yaron and Ephrat Unger HY"D (may God avenge their blood), who were murdered by 'Palestinian' terrorists in 1996. The Ungers left over two children, one of whom was in their car with them when they were murdered, who are being raised by Mrs. Unger's parents. In the process, the judge, Ronald Lagueux of the District of Rhode Island, ripped the PLO and its leadership.
The judge, who first ordered the Palestinian defendants to pay in 2004, blamed their loss on a legal strategy set by the late Yasser Arafat, who refused to recognize the jurisdiction of the US court.

"These choices were the intentional, deliberate and binding decisions made by the PA's dictatorial leader," the judge wrote. "Defendants must now accept the consequences of these decisions."

Legal proceedings are under way in the United States, Israel and other countries to take money from the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, said David Strachman, an attorney for the estate of the Ungars, who had two children. Only a modest sum has been collected so far, he said, declining to be more specific.

"Judge Lagueux confirmed once again their culpability and their obligation to pay to the Ungar orphans and their family," he said.

It was unclear Thursday if the PLO and Palestinian Authority would appeal, said Deming Sherman, an attorney representing them. He declined to comment further on the case.
Here in Israel, the Jerusalem District Court ruled last September that the Unger family may collect from 'Palestinian Authority' assets located in Israel. One week later, a US Federal judge in New York imposed a $192.7 million bond requirement to permit the PLO to defend a similar lawsuit arising from a different terror attack. At the time, the 'Palestinians' complained that paying out on all these lawsuits would bankrupt them.


Hamas has also been sued in the Unger case, but did not answer the lawsuit. There is a default judgment against them for $116 million as well. But someone would have to find the assets to collect on it.


At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bankrupt the PLO? Are you kidding? This can be covered by docking Suha's monthly salary.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

CAIR maybe and Hamas fronts in the US? It goes to show terrorists can become very conscientious when it hurts them in their pocketbook. The only message they understand next to force.


At 3:01 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Use principles of ripping away the corporate veil, or what ever the appropriate mechanism is, and go after Hamas' and the rest of the 'palis' funders. Go right to the source, get judgements against the saudis, the Iranians, all the idiots hosting telethons in their name, all the banks handling this money, ...

Screw bankrupting the 'palis', thats easy. Bankrupt their funders and supporters. Including UNRWA, and the UN in general.

'palis' will never do anything positive with respect to their own self-interest. They will not stop the war they started. They will not stop killing civilians.

Since they can't be bothered with attempting to build a civil government, infrastructure, and provide for their people, go after the people who enable them to make war. Bring the consequences of their actions and deeds back to them. Aggressively, without mercy, using the law.

At 7:48 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Here's the the guy to credit.

And Lagueux, deserves a lot of credit as he's been the judge through each iteration of this case and hasn't put up with any of the garbage the PLO has thrown his way.

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...


Are these judgments collectable? Do you know the general procedure for execution of a judgment such as this?


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