On November 6, 2012, presiding federal Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein granted Arab Bank’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed Mati Gill v. Arab Bank, PLC, a 2011 case filed by Mati Gill, a U.S./Israeli dual citizen. Gill claimed that the Bank aided and abetted Hamas in a 2008 shooting that caused his injuries. This decision marked the first time in which a court evaluated the entire record and rendered a decision on the merits of the case. The opinion by the Eastern District Court of New York stated, “the evidence does not prove that the Bank acted with an improper state of mind or proximately caused plaintiff’s injury.”
Click here to read the Gill Court’s decision to grant summary judgment, dismissing the case against the Bank.
On November 9, 2012, Arab Bank filed a letter to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals submitting this decision as supplemental authority.