Amicus Curiae Brief of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Kingdom of Jordan, a vital ally to the United States, filed an amicus brief in the Linde case to convey its concern with the sanctions order imposed by the Eastern District Court. The Kingdom argues that in punishing Arab Bank for its failure to disclose confidential customer information – a direct violation of Jordanian law – the sanctions imposed by the Court infringe upon the country’s sovereignty.

In its brief, the Kingdom says, “Arab Bank is an industry and regional leader in building and strengthening anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism compliance.” Given the Bank’s prominence in the region, the Kingdom fears that a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could have a destabilizing effect – politically and economically – on the Middle East.

Click here to read the brief.