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For 9/11 Victims’ Families, Suing Saudis Easier Than Collecting

  • Congressional override opens door to terror-sponsor lawsuits
  • U.S. ally could be left fighting tens of billions in claims
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Jack Lew: 9/11 Bill 'Very Bad Legislation'

Families of Sept. 11 victims can now seek damages from Saudi Arabia after years of pressure on Congress, yet collecting anything may prove to be an impossible task.

By overriding President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill clearing the way for lawsuits against the Saudi government in connection with the 2001 attacks, lawmakers this week potentially put the key U.S. ally on the hook for tens of billions of dollars in liability.