Donald J. Winder and Laura Tanner recently secured a default judgment of over $134.1 million in a legal fight against terrorism.
Last year, Winder & Counsel launched a civil lawsuit against Omar Khadr. Claims were based upon acts of terrorism during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan between U.S. military forces and the Taliban. Khadr, 15 years old at the time, threw a hand grenade which resulted in injuries to two American soldiers. Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer died days after sustaining fatal injuries, leaving behind his wife Tabitha and their two children. Sergeant First Class Layne Morris suffered severe injuries, including the loss of one eye.
Khadr was captured and interred in Guantanamo. He was transferred to Canadian custody in 2012, and was recently released on parole. He intends to sue the Canadian government for wrongful detention in Guantanamo. Winder & Counsel believes any money recovered by Khadr should go to those whose lives were so deeply affected by Khadr’s terrorist acts, rather than into Khadr’s pocket.
In the News
The Salt Lake Tribune – Utah federal judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers
The Guardian – US soldiers awarded $132.4m in lawsuit against Omar Khadr