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July 21, 2016 9:10 am

US Federal Appeals Court Halts Government Seizure of New York Building Linked to Iran

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A gavel. A federal appeals court threw out a ruling that upheld the government’s move to seize a Manhattan building linked to Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

A gavel. A federal appeals court threw out a ruling that upheld the government’s move to seize a Manhattan building linked to Iran. Photo: Wikipedia.

In a setback for victims of attacks linked to Iran, a federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday threw out a lower-court ruling that had upheld the government’s move to seize a landmark Manhattan building on charges that it was a front for Iran.

The court, in a separate decision, also reversed a ruling that could have allowed people with relatives killed in terrorist attacks tied to Iran to collect proceeds from the sale of the property, at 650 Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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