By KATHY McCORMACK and JON GAMBRELL
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A recent development may open a path forward for an ambitious lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased Lebanese American man over allegations that Lebanon’s security agency kidnapped and tortured him. Amer Fakhoury was a New Hampshire restaurant owner. He made his first trip back to Lebanon in 2019 in nearly 20 years to see family. He was accused of torturing and killing inmates at a former prison where his family says he had worked as a clerk. Fakhoury was released in March 2020 and died that August from lymphoma. A judge pushed back a deadline for the lawyers for the security agency to respond to the suit to Jan. 26.