Explosively formed penetrators (EFP's) were used against many of our
brave US military servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan. EFPs are a type
of shaped charge that often incorporates a concave disc of copper or other
metal on the front of a cylinder encasing high explosive. The configuration
is designed to create an extremely high-speed molten slug of metal that
pierces vehicle armor and is designed to maim and kill.
EFPS are typically detonated remotely There is substantial evidence that
Iran assisted with the production, design, funding and transfer of these
devices to insurgents to use against US troops. This technology has proved
particularly lethal against US servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan,
providing insurgents tools of destruction more effective than what they
could have produced on their own.
CLAIMS AGAINST IRAN
Iran itself is subject to lawsuits under the FSIA for certain prohibited
acts. We allege that Iran's assistance with EFP attacks constitutes
extrajudicial killing in a theatre of war. Numerous Iranian assets, including
billions of US dollars in bank accounts, have been seized in the United
States and internationally. The extent of future Iranian asset seizures
is unknown but future seizures appear likely. A US judgment against Iran
may be used to obtain distributions of seized Iranian assets.
Certain large international banks
allegedly hid wire transactions that were used to fund terrorist groups in Iran. Barclays, HSBC, Credit
Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland have been
sued for intentionally removing certain information from certain transaction
to obscure the participation of Iranian financial institutions. We anticipate
pursuing claims against these banks under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.
CONTACT US FOR CLAIMS INFORMATION
Our firm is evaluating claims from US military servicemembers injured by
EFPs between 2006 and 2012. If you would like to make a claim, please
act promptly because there are certain statutes of limitations that may
bar your claim after a period of time.
Our firm has brought claims against Iran related to terrorist acts in the
case of Relvas v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 14-CV- 01752 (RCL)(DDC) and
Dibenedetto v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 16-CV- 02429 (TSC)(DDC). Attorneys
Jeremy McKenzie and R. Paul Hart are licensed to practice law in the Federal
District Court of Washington, D.C. and are ready to assist you with your
claim and continue to pursue justice for victims of Iranian terrorism.