Effort to Collect $116 Million From PLO May Go to Trial

, New York Law Journal

The family of a couple that was gunned down in Israel by terrorists has a right to a jury trial in a declaratory judgment action seeking to collect $116 million from the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a Manhattan judge has ruled. The vexing issue before Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich was whether there is a right to a jury trial when the sole cause of action is for declaratory judgment, which, as a product of legislation, is neither equitable nor legal in nature.

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