Families of victims of a 1983 bombing of U.S. Marines in Lebanon filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, August 15, seeking to hold Standard Chartered Bank and its New York branch accountable, the Associated Press
reported. They claim in the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that the bank conspired with Iran and its agents to hide Iran’s assets from them. They’re seeking to trace assets as they try to enforce a $2.6 billion judgment against the Islamic Republic. A federal court in Washington, D.C., issued the award in 2007 after Iran failed to contest claims it was involved in the bombing, which killed 241 servicemen. The lawsuit came a day after New York’s financial regulator said he’d reached a $340 million settlement with the British bank over charges it schemed with the Iranian government to launder money.