07/05/12: The Blog of Legal Times reports a federal judge in Washington has awarded $813 million to victims of the 1983 terrorist bombing at the US Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, the latest in a string of large money judgments awarded against Iran for its role in the attack. US District Court Chief Judge Royce Lamberth noted in his opinion that courts have issued more than $8.8 billion in judgments against Iran to date for its role in the bombing. “Iran is racking up quite a bill from its sponsorship of terrorism,” Judge Lamberth wrote. In this latest case, the court entered judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in 2009 and appointed a special master to sort through the damages claims. Lamberth approved $183 million in compensatory damages and $630 million in punitive damages.