A judge on Wednesday denied a motion from Saudi Arabia to dismiss lawsuits that allege the country provided financial and other support to those responsible for the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 .
U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan ruled that the plaintiffs’ allegations provide a “reasonable basis” for him to assert jurisdiction over Saudi Arabia in the case, Reuters reported.
A collection of more than 800 people who were hurt in the attacks or had loved ones killed filed the lawsuit roughly a year ago. The group is seeking monetary damages from the Saudi Arabian government, claiming it was “duplicitous” in the attacks.
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