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Correction: PLO Lawsuit story

January 7, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about a case involving the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously on an appeals court’s decision. The court’s one-page order concludes its current involvement in the case, it did not say the court would quickly consider a jurisdictional issue.

A corrected version of the story is below:

US appeals court lets NY trial proceed over PLO objections

Over PLO objection, appeals court lets NY trial of $1B lawsuit over Israel attacks go forward

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has chosen not to block a New York trial next week over a $1 billion lawsuit brought by U.S. terrorism victims against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals said Tuesday that the PA and PLO had not demonstrated any “exceptional circumstances” that would warrant blocking the trial.

The trial over litigation brought by victims of seven shootings and bombings near Jerusalem between January 2001 and February 2004 is scheduled to start Jan. 13. The attacks killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more, including scores of U.S. citizens.

PLO and PA attorneys did not return messages seeking comment. Attorney Kent Yalowitz said plaintiffs were pleased with the appeals ruling.

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