MIAMI, FL—The Miami-based Hall Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”), on behalf of its clients involved in the USS Cole terrorist attack in the Port of Aden, Yemen. Named Plaintiffs include: Fifty-Eight (58) ‘Surviving Family-Plaintiffs,’ who are immediate family members of United States Navy Sailors killed in action during the October 12, 2000, USS Cole attack. Thirty-four (34) ‘Navy-Plaintiffs,’ who are former United States Navy Sailors stationed aboard or very close to the USS Cole during the bombing of the ship. And Twenty-two (22) ‘Immediate Family-Plaintiffs, who are certain members of the Navy-Plaintiffs’ immediate family and maintain a long-standing personal relationship with these plaintiffs.
In late 2019, after negotiating directly with Sudan’s ambassador to the U.S., Hall won a $70 million settlement for victims of the USS Cole terrorist attack. The bombing killed 17 U.S. Navy sailors and injured 37. He is now suing Iran for its involvement in the attack.
The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks money damages for death and personal injuries caused by Iran’s provision of significant material support and resources to Al-Qaeda. This support allowed Al-Qaeda to execute acts of extrajudicial killing during the October 12, 2000, USS Cole bombings.