September 13, 2010
One 9/11 lawsuit remains by victim's family hoping to find answers about security breaches in aviation industry
The family of Mark Bavis, a passenger who was on board United Airlines Flight 175 on September 11, 2001 chose to opt out of the federal Victim Compensation Fund following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is still seeking a trial date in an effort to find answers and "prove in a public courtroom what they and their lawyers believe was a case of gross negligence by United and other defendants that allowed the hijackers to board Flight 175."
According to Motley Rice attorney Don Migliori, who, along with attorney Mary Schiavo,represents the Bavis family and other families involved in 9/11 litigation, the lawsuit focuses on alleged airport security checkpoint failures, poor training, faulty cockpit doors and failure by the airline industry to acknowledge confidential government warnings about terrorist threats. A trial date has not yet been set, but Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, the U.S. District Court judge overseeing the lawsuits arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has said that he will allow the trial to take place.
Learn about the In re Terrorist Attacks litigation that Motley Rice has filed on behalf of its clients against the alleged financiers and material supporters of the terrorist organization al Qaeda.