$156M awarded in teen's killingFrom CNN
"Three Islamic charities and an alleged fund-raiser for the Palestinian militant group Hamas were ordered Wednesday to pay $156 million to the parents of an American teenager killed by terrorists outside Jerusalem."
Full story at http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/12/08/islamic.charities.suit.ap/index.html
Its a sad day for justice in the US. These charities have their funds frozen for their alleged support of Hamas under a federal indictment. They are yet to be proven guilty of the alleged support, but are required to pay millions that they don't have to the family of the victim. One could wonder how the courts would deal with lawsuits from palestinians against jewish charities whose funds are used to build settlements on stolen lands. Or a lawsuit against Caterpillar which made the bulldozer that crushed Rachel Corrie to death.