Société Générale (SGBL) Case



Osen LLC (together with co-counsel) represents more than 350 families of Americans who were victims of terrorist attacks in Iraq between 2004 and 2011. In fact, more than 1,000 U.S. service members were killed or injured by Hezbollah-designed and Iranian-manufactured Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs) and Improvised Rocket-Assisted Munitions (IRAMs).


Bartlett v. Société Générale De Banque Au Liban Sal et al., was filed in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York. The Amended Complaint alleges that Société Générale and 11 other Lebanese financial institutions knowingly provided material support to Hezbollah, including access to the U.S. financial system through their respective correspondent bank accounts in New York. The Amended Complaint also alleges that the twelve banks aided and abetted and conspired with Hezbollah, knowingly assisting Hezbollah in its illicit activities, including money laundering, sanctions evasion, arms export violations, drug trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, and terrorist financing.


Bartlett is the first lawsuit of its kind, brought on behalf of Goldstar families, and wounded veterans and American military contractors and their families, seeking to hold certain Lebanese banks accountable for their alleged illegal dealings with Hezbollah.