Family of Newton 9/11 Victim Settles Lawsuit
The Boston Globe reported Monday that the family reached a settlement with United Airlines.
Just over a week after the country marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the family of a local 9/11 victim reached a settlement with United Airlines.
According to the Boston Globe, who reported the settlment Monday, the family of Mark Bavis was the "lone holdout" among families of victims who were offered compensation or lawsuit settlements.
The Globe reported that the family did not disclose the settlement amount they reached with the airline and its security contractor.
In May, the family received word that their case against United Airlines had been delayed in federal district court. It initially had a trial date set for July 13.
At that time, the family issued a statement about the delay, saying "it has felt on many days throughout the last 9 years that certain powers in this nation are set on closing the book on their version of September11, 2001. For a key defendant to be dismissed after nine years of litigation and before the completion of all discovery is very troubling."
Bavis was a hockey scout for Los Angeles Kings and was traveling to the west coast when the plane he was on crashed into the second tower on Sept. 11, 2011. A Voices of September 11 memorial page dedicated to Bavis includes information about the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation and details about him as a star on the Boston University hockey team in the mid-90s. There is a memorial box in Bavis' name at the BU Agganis Arena.
According to information on the media site for the family's attorneys, Motley Rice, the case alleges that "United Airlines and other defendants are liable for gross negligence in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."