Recent Event: The judge in our case held a court hearing on October 24, 2019 in New York. The Court considered the Bank’s Motion to Dismiss the case. The judge did not make a ruling, but indicated she would do so very soon. A copy of the transcript from the hearing can be found here:
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Thank you for your interest in the civil class action case, Kashef, et al. v. BNP Paribas, S.A., et al., (Case No. 1:16-cv-03228), which was brought on April 29, 2016, in the federal court in the Southern District of New York. This case was filed on behalf of certain Sudanese refugees in the United States who are victims of BNP Paribas's crimes, that is, violating U.S. sanctions and New York law. These sanctions banned companies like BNP Paribas from engaging in certain types of business with Sudan.
For your convenience, we posted the Key Documents LINK from the ongoing civil case. The documents from our Appeal, Kashef, et al. v BNP Paribas, S.A., et al., (Case No. 18-1304), have been posted to the Appeal Documents LINK. Specifically, the recent Appellate Court Opinion has been published and can be downloaded here.
You can read about the criminal case here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/bnp-paribas-sentenced-conspiring-violate-international-emergency-economic-powers-act-and.
If you THINK THAT YOU ARE OR MAY BE A VICTIM OF THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT AND BNP PARIBAS AND would like to be updated periodically on the case and notified of key court decisions, please complete the Pierce Bainbridge Contact Form LINK.
Please be advised that this civil lawsuit against BNP Paribas Bank, S.A. seeking compensation for Sudanese-American victims is not connected to the Department of Justice’s request for claimant information through the website www.usvbnpp.com in 2015. If you filled out information for that website, or requested that an attorney assist you in petitioning the U.S. Department of Justice for compensation for injuries by the Government of Sudan, that program closed as of July 31, 2015, and there is no government-sponsored victims’ compensation program available or being considered.
If you would like to write your United States Congress members (Senators and Representative) to ask for their assistance in establishing a victims’ compensation fund for Sudanese Americans who suffered at the hands of the Sudanese government, please see link to
FORM LETTER to Congress. You can locate your senators and representative by using CongressLookup http://congresslookup.com/.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 314-5262.
Kathryn (Lee) Boyd
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP
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