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Case 1:06-cv-00734-RBW Document 47 Filed 08/12/2008 Page 1 of 2

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


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Reverend JOSE MANUEL VEGA FRANQUI )
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Individually and as Administrator of the
Estate of VASTHI ZILA MORALES
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DE VEGA, et al.,
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v.
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GREAT SOCIALIST PEOPLE’S LIBYAN
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ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, et al.,
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Defendants.
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Plaintiffs,












1:06-cv-00734-RBW

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY





The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya1 (“Libya”) respectfully informs this

Court of the “Libyan Claims Resolution Act,” S. 3370, 110th Cong. (passed by the Senate and

House, July 31, 2008) (Exhibit A) (the “Act”), which was signed into law by President Bush, see

Press Release, White House Office of the Press Secretary, President Bush Signs S. 3370 Into

Law (Aug. 4, 2008) (Exhibit B).



The Libyan Claims Resolution Act contemplates a “comprehensive settlement . . .

pursuant to an international agreement between the United States and Libya as a part of the

process of restoring normal relations between Libya and the United States.” The Act at § 3. The

Libyan State Defendants expect execution of the international agreement this week. Once that

agreement is executed and the Secretary of State certifies receipt of payment, Libya will no

longer be subject to jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1605A or 1605(a)(7). Id. at § 5(a)(1)(A).


1 This notice is filed on behalf of Libya only because plaintiffs have not effectuated service upon Colonel Muammar
Qadhafi or the Libyan External Security Organization.










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Eligible claimants will have the opportunity to seek compensation through a claims-settlement

mechanism to be administered by the U.S. Government. Id. at §5(a)(2)(B)(ii).



The press releases of Secretary of State Rice (Aug. 1, 2008) (Exhibit C), Senator

Lautenberg (July 31, 2008) (Exhibit D), and Senator Biden (July 31, 2008) (Exhibit E), all in

support of the Act, are also attached for the Court’s reference.

Dated: August 12, 2008































Respectfully submitted,

ECKERT SEAMENS CHERIN
& MELLOTT, LLC



/s/ Thomas J. Whalen
Thomas J. Whalen, Esq. (Bar No. 208512)
Mark A. Johnston, Esq. (Bar No. 455764)
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Twelfth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 659-6600
[email protected]
[email protected]

Wendy West Feinstein, Esq. (Pa ID No. 86698)
Admitted Pro Hac Vice
600 Grant Street
44th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 566-6000
[email protected]


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