Osen LLC in the News

“Verdicts Unclear in Muslim Charity Case”
Oklahoman - October 22, 2007

Gary Osen, a New Jersey lawyer who has sued banks he believes handle money for terrorist groups including al-Qaida, said the Holy Land case was more important in the war on terror than cases that got more attention, such as that of failed shoe bomber Richard Reid.

“Cutting Off Terror’s Money Supply”
The New York Times - August 17, 2007

News this week that the Bush administration is on the verge of adding the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran to its ever-expanding list of foreign terrorist organizations—the count stands at 42 undesirables, headlined by Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas—was not exactly music to the ears of Gary M. Osen, a lawyer on a personal and professional campaign to sue banks that he believes bankroll terrorist activities.

“SEC's effort to track ties to terrorism ruffles feathers”
Investment News - July 23, 2007

Meanwhile, at least one lawyer feels the SEC has not gone far enough in its efforts to inform investors whether their retirement savings are indirectly subsidizing terrorism or genocide. "I am not convinced that the SEC list moved the ball very far," said Gary M. Osen of Osen & Associate LLC in Oradell, N.J. "It is hard to escape the fact that it is a rather limited sample."

“David Frum’s Diary: Bulletin From the Front”
National Review Online - March 5, 2007

Gary Osen and Stephen Kroll are two of the unsung heroes of the war on terror, an attorney and a Senate staffer who, working separately, have deployed the processes of law against the funders of terrorism - who turn out to include some of the wealthiest and most powerful personages in the Middle East.

“Arab Bank Pays Out Blood Money: Life Insurance for Palestinian Suicide BombersSpiegel Magazine”
Spiegel Magazine - February 9, 2007

The 37-year-old Osen has a neat haircut, a sonorous voice, a sober demeanor—and plenty of experience in damage compensation cases. In Germany, he represented the heirs of the Wertheim family against major retailer KarstadtQuelle. ‘In our suit we accuse Arab Bank of supporting the funding of extremist Palestinian groups,’ says Osen. ‘Our goal is to make it much more difficult for them to access the money.

“German Jew Tries to Get Art Nazis Took”
The Washington Post - January 23, 2007

[Peter] Sachs, 69, of Sarasota, Fla., will testify Thursday at a government commission that will determine if the collection should be returned to him or stay at the museum, which inherited it from East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“U.S. judge refuses to dismiss terror finance suit vs French bank”
The International Herald Tribune - October 5, 2006

For the second time in a week, a U.S. judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit accusing a European bank of knowingly providing financial services to charities allegedly controlled by a terrorist organization.

“Luxury hotels sit on land confiscated by Nazis”
The New York Times - September 22, 2006

Osen said neither the claims conference nor the Wertheim family wanted to take back the property. "It's one thing to visit the Ritz; it's another thing to end up owning it," he said. But Osen said Principe and her family were entitled to a fair settlement for their loss.

“Family Property's Tangled History”
The New York Times - September 22, 2006

“We like to say it went from being a ‘no man’s land’ in the literal sense to a ‘no man’s land’ in the legal sense,” said Gary M. Osen, a New Jersey lawyer who represents the Wertheim heirs. Legal nuances aside, he said, this land is also different because KarstadtQuelle sold it to Mr. Beisheim for a princely sum. The developer then spent hundreds of millions of dollars building the Ritz-Carlton, a Marriott hotel, luxury apartments and offices, calling the complex the Beisheim Center.

“Final Act Looms in Nazi Restitution Case”
Bloomberg Business Week - September 19, 2006

“We like to say it went from being a ‘no man’s land’ in the literal sense to a ‘no man’s land’ in the legal sense,” said Gary M. Osen, a New Jersey lawyer who represents the Wertheim heirs. Legal nuances aside, he said, this land is also different because KarstadtQuelle sold it to Mr. Beisheim for a princely sum. The developer then spent hundreds of millions of dollars building the Ritz-Carlton, a Marriott hotel, luxury apartments and offices, calling the complex the Beisheim Center.

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