October 1, 2010

Federal judge awards $61.3 million in punitive damages against Iran

Courthouse News is reporting that a Washington DC federal district court has ordered the Republic of Iran to pay $92 million, including $61.3 million in punitive damages, to the victims of the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.  This is the latest in a series of large punitive damages damages awards against Iran.  As we have noted, the awards have only a symbolic significance because Iran never pays a penny.