9/11 Victims' Families Lawsuit: Saudi Arabia Dropped From Case, Judge Cites Country's Sovereign Immunity

A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed claims made by families of 9/11 victims that Saudi Arabia supported al Qaeda, saying the plaintiffs didn’t provide good enough evidence to overcome the country's sovereign immunity. Families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks filed damage claims against the Middle Eastern country, and attorneys for the plaintiffs said they will appeal Tuesday’s ruling, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"The allegations in the complaint alone do not provide this court with a basis to assert jurisdiction over defendants," U.S. District Judge George Daniels wrote in his ruling, Al Jazeera reported.
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