A federal judge on Monday rejected arguments that the CIA should be held in contempt for destroying videotapes allegedly showing the torture of detainees during interrogations. The ruling by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York came in a motion by the American Civil Liberties Union […]
The mother of a 9/11 victim is set to make legal history after being allowed to seek damages for the terror her son suffered before his hijacked jet plunged into the Twin Towers. Mary Bavis has been told she can seek millions in damages for the ‘pain and suffering’ her 31-year-old son Mark endured after […]
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey can be sued for negligence over the collapse of a World Trade Center building in the September 11 attacks in 2001, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The lawsuit centers on 7 World Trade Center, which was built just north of the World Trade Center site, above an existing Con Edison base station, the appeals court decision said.
Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, who approved a settlement of up to $712.5 million for more than 10,000 plaintiffs at a hearing in Manhattan in June, appeared before an audience of about 100 people at the Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island. Also on hand were Matthew L. Garretson, the administrator of the claims; Kenneth […]