She is not the first to do it, but Mariane Pearl is to be applauded for suing the terrorists and their bank enablers who murdered her husband Daniel.
Of course it’s not likely that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Omar will care much about this or have much of net worth to fork over (although… who knows?), but the banks definitely have something to be afraid of. The suit “seeks an unspecified amount of money, whatever the court ‘deems appropriate’, to prevent the defendants from committing similar acts.”
I don’t know how much the Habib Bank has in the US per se (this is a New York court), but the international system now seems to be working together on this.
Go, Mariane! (and lawyers)