Tuesday, July 26, 2011
9-11 UAL Flight 175 Civil Trial Begins in November
As a native New Yorker, I am personally connected to the events surrounding 9-11, and have commented on the Victim Compensation Fund and ensuing litigation for media outlets including The New York Times, Associated Press, and CBS Radio. My position paper on 9-11 Airline Liability and letters to Judge Hellerstein and the NY Attorney General are available at http://www2.gsu.edu/~rmipzb/9-11.htm.
Of the thousands of claims made by victim families, only one family refused to settle, seeking answers rather than money on how the hijackers made it past security at Logan Airport in Boston, MA on September 11, 2001. The trial of Bavis v. United Airlines (Flight 175) is scheduled to begin on November 7, 2011.
I am working on an article about the upcoming trial, which will appear in The Huffington Post in early September 2011.
Judge May let 9/11 Lawuit Pursue Damages for Suffering on Doomed Flight
The final minutes of the passengers on United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane to strike the World Trade Center, were sheer horror, as reported in calls to the ground. The hijackers used pepper spray and knives. A flight attendant had been stabbed; both pilots had been killed.