Asserted Lien on Boeing to Seize Iranian Assets

In 2017, Shurat HaDin assisted a group of plaintiffs who held an unsatisfied terrorism judgment for damages against Iran, file and serve a discovery citation upon aircraft giant, Boeing.  The discovery citation was an attempt to identify Iranian assets that may have been used to pay the amounts Iran owed to the plaintiffs, under the judgment. The discovery citation was based upon Boeing’s announcement that it had reached a deal to sell billions of dollars in aircraft to Iran, as permitted under the Iran Nuclear Deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. In early 2018, the federal court in Illinois ordered Boeing to comply with the citation and produce documents and testimony related to any such agreements between Boeing and Iran. Shortly after Boeing made an initial production of documents, President Trump announced, on May 8, 2018, that the US would withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal and begin immediately to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran. In light of the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Boeing citation litigation is currently suspended until the full impact of the US action on the Boeing-Iran aircraft sale can be determined.