Fay Law Group is committed to helping victims of terrorist acts. This includes those who were affected by the October 1983 bombings of U.S. and French barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. For decades, Thomas Fortune Fay has fought on the frontlines against terrorist organizations. He pioneered the idea of using civil litigation to seek justice for victims of terrorism. He has fought tooth and nail to expose state-sponsored terrorism and has served a key role in lobbying Congress and overcoming objections by the White House and U.S. State Department to facilitate exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which provides protection to other nations from civil liability.
Because of Mr. Fay’s tireless commitment to facilitate these changes, there are now opportunities for victims of terrorism to recover compensation. There is a way to hold other governments responsible for financing, protecting, harboring, or otherwise aiding members of terrorist organizations.
If you want more information on your eligibility for compensation related to the Beirut terrorist attacks, call our Washington DC terrorism claim lawyers at (202) 759-7833. Your consultation is free.
About the October 23, 1983 Bombing of U.S. & French Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon
The bombings of U.S. Marine and French paratrooper barracks took place on the morning of October 23, 1983. The first attack occurred when a dump truck loaded with an estimated 12,000 pounds of explosives barreled through the front gates of the U.S. barracks, killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers. Moments later, another truck drove into the French barracks in West Beirut, killing 58 French soldiers. The Islamic Jihad Organization was responsible for the attacks, which were carried out by Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group.
Identifying & Recovering Assets for Beirut Victims
On March 1, 2018, a federal judge in Washington, DC granted a $920 million judgment to 80 victims of the 1983 Beirut bombing. Iran faced the lawsuit in connection with allegedly sponsoring Hezbollah, the militant group that carried out the attack. $2 billion in assets in a Citibank account in New York, once controlled by Iran’s central bank, has been frozen in connection with the 1983 Beirut attacks and other acts of terrorism allegedly funded by the Iranian government.
At Fay Law Group, we are here to help victims of international terrorism. Seeking justice for Beirut bombing victims is one of the ways we are helping. To learn more, call (202) 759-7833.