Owens, et al v. Republic of Sudan, et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2001-cv-02244

ORDER denying {{114}} Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 1/26/2006. (lcjdb2)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JAMES OWENS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 01-2244 (JDB) REPUBLIC OF SUDAN, et al., Defendants. ORDER Upon consideration of [114] the motion to dismiss all claims in the Third Amended Complaint against the Republic of Sudan and its Ministry of the Interior for want of subject- matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, as well as the memoranda of the parties and the entire record herein, and for the reasons stated in the memorandum opinion issued herewith, it is this 26th day of January, 2006, hereby ORDERED that the motion to dismiss is DENIED. /s/ John D. Bates JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge Copies to: Thomas Fortune Fay 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 900 South Washington, DC 20004 Email: thomasfay@aol.com -1- Steven R. Perles Tuna Mecit LAW OFFICES OF FAY & PERLES 700 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 Email: sperles@perleslaw.com Email: t_mecit@yahoo.com Ronald Alvin Karp KARP, FROSH, LAPIDUS, WIGODSKY & NORWIND, P.A. 2273 Research Blvd. Rockville, MD 20850-4304 Email: rkarp@karpfrosh.com Counsel for plaintiffs Douglas K. Bemis, Jr. HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP 1900 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Email: kbemis@hunton.com Counsel for the Sudan defendants -2-