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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Saltany v. Bush
Citation:960 F.2d 1060 (D.C. Cir. 1992)
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55 Libyan citizens represented by Plaintiff Saltany filed a suit against Defendants U.S. President Bush and others, including the U.K., demanding damages for injuries and losses suffered as a result of the 1986 U.S. air strikes on Libra. The district court dismissed the claims which was affirmed by the appeals court. Defendants also moved for FRCP 11 sanctions against Plaintiffs’ counsel. The district court found that Plaintiffs’ counsel must have known that there was no possibility of success, but it still did not impose sanctions because of the public policy of keeping courts accessible to plaintiffs who wish to sue the government in protest. The U.K. appealed the FRCP 11 ruling and requested attorneys’ fees for the cost of defending the case.
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