Families of 1983 Marines bombing sue Standard Chartered
NEW YORK (AP) - Families of victims of a deadly 1983 bombing of United States Marines in Lebanon filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to hold Standard Chartered Bank and its New York branch accountable.
They claim in the lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan that the bank conspired with Iran and its agents to hide Iran's assets from them.
They're seeking to trace assets as they try to enforce a US$2.6 billion (S$3.3 billion) judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
A federal court in Washington, DC, issued the award in 2007 after Iran failed to contest claims it was involved in the bombing, which killed 241 servicemen at a Marines facility in Beirut.