US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against brother of Qatari Emir
CHICAGO: A US federal judge this week rejected motions to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the brother of the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of a range of illegal acts. The decision allows the lawsuit, which was filed by six American contractors who worked for Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his American racing network, to proceed.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege Sheikh Khaled murdered an Indian employee who worked as his wife’s driver, ordered the killings of several racing industry rivals and engaged in widespread illegal activities in and outside of the United States. Sheikh Khaled originally tried to dodge the lawsuit when it was originally filed in Florida in 2019.