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10th Apr 2002, 12:25
From RTE News:

'The husband of one of the victims of the 11 September attack on the World Trade Centre is suing American Airlines for more than $50m in compensatory damages.
The man is taking the action against the airline for their failure to detect the hijackers at Boston where they boarded the plane. The suit also includes a claim for unspecified punitive damages for the terror, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and economic loss.'

A senior British barrister stated on television last night that he believes the case will succeed. Do not misunderstand me, I feel deep sympathy for all those touched by loss on that day, but can anyone really justify this course of action after such a national tragedy. Does this disturb anyone else?

PS Apologies if this topic has been done before. If so, please ignore.

10th Apr 2002, 23:14
I think this is very much a case of "get in there first, and get the most" While I sympathise over the loss $50 mil is profiteering. Is that the figure that he could have expected his spouse to provide over the remainder of her life?

Sorry, that sort of greedy demand is shameful


10th Apr 2002, 23:21
here (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49627)

Totally outrageous... :mad: :mad: