The Laundry Man by Kenneth Rijock ( Penguin/Random House UK)

Saturday, May 9, 2015


If you have been following the landmark case, filed by the American victims, and next of kin, of Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, against Arab Bank, you know that that a jury verdict, for liability, was entered against the Bank last year, and a trial on damages commences this summer. So why is the Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint sealed, and not available to read ?

Remember, there were some additional parties that the plaintiff has added to the case, but the question remains: the last two letters to the Court, by both sides' attorneys, as well as the motion, and a supporting affidavit, filed under seal ? I cannot imagine any security considerations, trade secrets, or confidentiality issues, that justify the Bank concealing the contents of its motion from the public. Is there some issue so sensitive that the Bank dares not risk public knowledge ? I am at a loss for a reason.

Hopefully, the pleading under seal will soon be opened, so that all can review them. 

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