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Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran

United States District Court, District of Columbia

April 11, 2013

DEBORAH D. PETERSON, et al., Plaintiffs,
v.
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, et al., Defendants

For ALAN L. BALARAN, Special Master: Alan Lee Balaran, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF ALAN L. BALARAN, Washington, DC.

For DEBORAH D. PETERSON, Personal Representative of the Estate of James C. Knipple (Deceased), Plaintiff: Allen Louis Rothenberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, Philadelphia, PA; Anthony J. LaSpada, LEAD ATTORNEY, Tampa, FL; David J. Cook, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Ferris Ridgely Bond, LEAD ATTORNEY, FERRIS RIDGELY BOND, BOND & NORMAN, Washington, DC; Jane Carol Norman, LEAD ATTORNEY, BOND & NORMAN, PLLC, Washington, DC; Joseph Peter Drennan, LEAD ATTORNEY, JOSEPH PETER DRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Alexandria, VA; Kay M. Clarke, LEAD ATTORNEY, San Diego, CA; Robert Peter Feeney, LEAD ATTORNEY, ROBERT P. FEENEY, ESQUIRE, Gaithersburg, MD; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, Annie P. Kaplan, William Coleman Dowden, III, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth Knight, PRO HAC VICE, Washington, DC.

For JAMES ABBOTT, Personal Representative of the Estate of Terry Abbott (Deceased), ROBERT B. ALLMAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of John Robert Allman (Deceased), THOMAS C. BATES, SR., Personal Representative of the Estate of Ronny Bates (Deceased), THOMASINE BAYNARD, Personal Representative of the Estate of James Baynard (Deceased), PATRICIA CALLOWAY, Personal Representative of the Estate of Jess Beamon (Deceased), LUDDIE BELMER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Alvin Belmer (Deceased), EDNA BOHANNON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Leon Bohannon, CATHERINE BONK, Personal Representative of the Estate of John Bonk, Jr., AVENELL CALLAHAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Paul Lynn Callahan, BILLIE JEAN BOLINGER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Mecot Camara, CLARE CAMPUS, Personal Representative of the Estate of Bradley Campus, ROBBIE CEASAR, Personal Representative of the Estate of Johnnie D. Ceasar, JAMES N. CONLEY, Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Allen Conley, BETTY COPELAND, Personal Representative of the Estate of Johnny Len Copeland, LORRAINE MARY COULMAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Kevin Coulman, HAROLD L. COSNER, Personal Representative of the Estate of David Cosner, HEIDI LEGAULT, Personal Representative of the Estate of Rick Robert Crudale, MARY M. MASON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Russell E. Cyzick, B. CHRISTINE DEVLIN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael J. Devlin, EARLINE MILLER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Nathaniel G. Dorsey, MICHAEL ROBERT DUNNIGAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Timothy J. Dunnigan, LEONA MAE VARGAS, Personal Representative of the Estate of Bryan L. Earle, BARBARA ESTES, Personal Representative of the Estate of Danny R. Estes, MARILOU C. FLUEGEL, Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard A. Fluegel, RUBY A. FULCHER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael D. Fulcher, BARBARA GALLAGHER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Sean Gallagher, JULIANA RUDKOWSKI, Personal Represenative of the Estate of George Ganger, JESS GARCIA, Personal Representative of the Estate of Randall J. Garcia, LEROY GHUMM, Personal Representative of the Estate of Harold D. Ghumm, VALERIE GIBLIN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Timothy Giblin, JUDY A. GORCHINSKI, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael Gorchinski, ALICE GORDON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard Gordon, JULIA HAIRSTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas Hairston, RICHARD HASKELL, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael S. Haskell, MARY ANN TUREK, Personal Representative of the Estate of Mark A. Helms, DORIS P. HESTER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stanley Hester, HENRY HUKILL, JR., Personal Representative of the Estate of Maurice Hukill, ELIZABETH IACOVINO, Personal Representative of the Estate of Edward Iacovino, Jr., JOHN J. JACKOWSKI, SR., Personal Representative of the Estate of James Jackowski, ELAINE M. JAMES, Personal Representative of the Estate of Jeffrey James, NATHALIE C. JENKINS, Personal Representative of the Estate of Nathaniel Jenkins, MARY L. BUCKNER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Edward Johnston, OLLIE JONES, Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven Jones, MARY A. COBBLE, Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas C. Keown, SHIRLEY MARTIN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Daniel Kluck, FREAS KREISCHER, JR., Personal Representative of the Estate of Freas Kreischer, III, WILLIAM LAISE, Personal Representative of the Estate of Keith Laise, JOYCE HOUSTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael S. LaRiviere, CHERYL A. COSSABOOM, Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven B. LaRiviere, MARLYS LEMNAH, Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard Lemnah, ANNETTE LIVINGSTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph Livingston, III, Plaintiffs: Allen Louis Rothenberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, Philadelphia, PA; Anthony J. LaSpada, LEAD ATTORNEY, Tampa, FL; David J. Cook, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Ferris Ridgely Bond, LEAD ATTORNEY, FERRIS RIDGELY BOND, BOND & NORMAN, Washington, DC; Jane Carol Norman, LEAD ATTORNEY, BOND & NORMAN, PLLC, Washington, DC; Joseph Peter Drennan, LEAD ATTORNEY, JOSEPH PETER DRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Alexandria, VA; Kay M. Clarke, LEAD ATTORNEY, San Diego, CA; Robert Peter Feeney, LEAD ATTORNEY, ROBERT P. FEENEY, ESQUIRE, Gaithersburg, MD; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth Knight, PRO HAC VICE, Washington, DC.

For ALL PLAINTIFFS, Plaintiff: Allen Louis Rothenberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, Philadelphia, PA; Anthony J. LaSpada, LEAD ATTORNEY, Tampa, FL; Ferris Ridgely Bond, LEAD ATTORNEY, FERRIS RIDGELY BOND, BOND & NORMAN, Washington, DC; Jane Carol Norman, LEAD ATTORNEY, BOND & NORMAN, PLLC, Washington, DC; Joseph Peter Drennan, LEAD ATTORNEY, JOSEPH PETER DRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Alexandria, VA; Kay M. Clarke, LEAD ATTORNEY, San Diego, CA; Robert Peter Feeney, LEAD ATTORNEY, ROBERT P. FEENEY, ESQUIRE, Gaithersburg, MD; Steven R. Perles, LEAD ATTORNEY, PERLES LAW FIRM, P.C., Washington, DC; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC; David J. Cook, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Tuna Mecit, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth Knight, PRO HAC VICE, Washington, DC.

For DEBRA HORNER, Personal Representative of the Estate of Ridchard Blankenship (Deceased), JOHN R. BLOCKER, Personal Representative of the Estate of John W. Blocker, JOSEPH BOCCIA, SR., Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph J. Boccia, Jr., THOMAS FLUEGEL, Personal Representative of the Estate of Richar A. Fluegel, PATRICIA WRIGHT, Personal Representative of the Estate of David Green, JEFFREY HASKELL, Personal Representative of the Estate of Michael S. Haskell, PATRICIA LEE HOLBERTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard H. Holberton, LISA HUDSON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Dr. John R. Hudson, JAMES J. LANGON, SR., Personal Representative of the Estate of James J. Langon, CHARLES F. COOK, Personal Representative of the Estate of Charles Dennis Cook, Plaintiffs: David J. Cook, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Steven R. Perles, LEAD ATTORNEY, PERLES LAW FIRM, P.C., Washington, DC; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth Knight, Washington, DC.

For CYNTHIA D. LAKE, Personal Representative of the Estate of Donald Hildreth, Plaintiff: David J. Cook, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Steven R. Perles, LEAD ATTORNEY, PERLES LAW FIRM, P.C., Washington, DC; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC.

For ILA WALLACE, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stephen E. Spencer, Plaintiff: David J. Cook, LEAD ATTORNEY, PRO HAC VICE, COOK COLLECTION ATTORNEYS, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA; Thomas Fortune Fay, LEAD ATTORNEY, FAY KAPLAN LAW, PA, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth Knight, Washington, DC.

For OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, Interested Party: Rupa Bhattacharyya, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CIVIL DIVISION, Washington, DC.

For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Interested Party: Eric R. Womack, Jacqueline E. Coleman Snead, LEAD ATTORNEYS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Division, Washington, DC; Heather R. Phillips, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Programs Branch, Washington, DC; Scott Risner, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC; Lynn Yuhee Lee, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Civil Division-Federal Programs Branch, Washington, DC; Varu Chilakamarri, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, DC.

For CLEARSTREAM BANKING, S.A., Interested Party: Francis A. Vasquez, Jr, Frank Panopoulos, LEAD ATTORNEYS, WHITE & CASE LLP, Washington, DC.

For JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Garnishee: James H. Hulme, LEAD ATTORNEY, ARENT FOX LLP, Washington, DC.

For WORLD BANK, Garnishee: Griffith L. Green, LEAD ATTORNEY, SIDLEY AUSTIN, LLP, Washington, DC.

For INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, Garnishee: Francis A. Vasquez, Jr, LEAD ATTORNEY, WHITE & CASE LLP, Washington, DC.

For MITSUBISHI INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Garnishee: Alex Young K. Oh, LEAD ATTORNEY, PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON LLP, Washington, DC.

For SIEMENS CORPORATION, Garnishee: Robert W. Littleton, LITTLETON JOYCE UGHETTA PARK & KELLY, LLP, New York, NY.

For CATERPILLAR, INC., Garnishee: Bradford A. Berenson, LEAD ATTORNEY, SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Washington, DC; Jamie Elizabeth ...


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