Controversial 9/11 lawyer Paul J. Napoli, now Of Counsel to the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, sent out a letter this week to 9/11 victims requesting them to sign a “JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act) Consent Form”.
Many of my current clients received this audacious, self-congratulatory and confusing letter and called me to explain what it was all about.
My 9/11 clients never contacted Mr. Napoli about representation in a JASTA lawsuit or desired his representation. See another newspaper article here on Mr. Napoli recruiting 9/11 clients for JASTA lawsuits last Fall. I told them to toss the letter exactly where it deserved to go – the garbage.
By the way, Mr. Napoli misspells the name of the actual law itself at least three times in his letter! What does that tell you.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) gives victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the right to sue in the United States courts the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for any role that the Saudi government may have played in the attacks. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and 9/11 victim families claim members of the Saudi government and its embassy assisted the hijackers.
No matter who your current 9/11 attorney may be – you should be aware of the following before you sign any “JASTA Consent Form” from Paul Napoli.
- You may retain the 9/11 JASTA attorney of your choice. Even if Mr. Napoli or his firm represented you in an old 9/11 related litigation, you are under no continuing obligation to use his legal services in the future for any 9/11 related matter.
- If you have received a letter from Mr. Napoli like this and do not want to be involved in any 9/11 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, toss Mr. Napoli’s letter and “JASTA Consent Form” in the garbage (or better your shredder).
- Currently, no 9/11 attorney can tell you with any certainty whether a future lawsuit will be successful. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently spending millions of dollars in Washington, DC to block the law.
If you have any questions for our lawyers about the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) call us at 1-855-WTC-INFO (1-855-982-4636).