Lloyd’s Insurers Drop 9/11-Related Claims Lawsuit

September 21, 2011

related: 9/11 Lawsuits Seek Answers Through Litigation

source: Pittsburgh Tribune   Sep 21, 2011

Without explanation, a group of insurers today dropped its lawsuit against Saudi Arabia and several Saudi organizations claiming they should cover the $215 million the group has paid out in claims related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Stephen Cozen, a Philadelphia lawyer representing Lloyd`s Syndicate 3500, filed a notice today that the group is voluntarily dismissing its lawsuit. Cozen, by email, refused to discuss the reasons for dropping the case.

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9/11 Mother Seeks Damages for Son’s Terror on United 175

July 29, 2011

source: Daily Mail   July 29, 2011

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 hijackers took over his flight.

A judge has ruled that the 21 minutes United Airlines flight 175 was on a collision course with the World Trade Centre can be taken into consideration in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The terror suffered by Mr Bavis and the other 65 passengers were documented in frantic calls made from the doomed flight.

Passenger Peter Hanson managed to get through to his father, telling him, ‘It’s getting bad, Dad. A stewardess was stabbed.

‘They seem to have knives and mace. They said they have a bomb. It’s getting very bad on the plane. Passengers are throwing up and getting sick. The plane is making jerky movements.

‘I don’t think the pilot is flying the plane. I think we are going down. I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building. Don’t worry, Dad. If it happens, it’ll be very fast…Oh, my God… oh my God, oh my God.’

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Fundraising For 9/11 FBI FOIA Records Lawsuit Appeal To U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 10, 2011

source: 9/11 Blogger    May 10, 2011

Funds are needed to appeal a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court of Nevada which erroneously blocked access to responsive records from the FBI regarding the Pentagon attack and the cockpit voice recording from United Airlines flight 93. An attorney specializing in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is representing the plantiff in this case at a reduced public interest rate. Funds will be applied to appeal court filing fees, the creation of required appeal briefs, and attorney travel expenses to the hearing to provide in-person oral arguments before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California in this matter.

Our first deadline is May 15. We need to raise roughly $1,500 by then to cover filing fees and related expenses.



Previous fund drives for this action:

The chances are very good that we will prevail, and get important 9/11/2001 records from this FOIA request litigation.

Did WTC Owner Larry Silverstein Just Make Another $1.2 Billion From 9/11?

April 16, 2011

update #1: I have added this to the posts at 9/11 Blogger with a slight variation of the information provided here. If you care to read that, go to: http://911blogger.com/news/2011-04-18/did-wtc-owner-larry-silverstein-just-make-another-12-billion-911  – brian @ Nor Cal

Nor Cal Truth    April 16, 2011

I will try to find the time to elaborate on this in the near future, but as of now it looks like Larry Silverstein just made another large sum of money from 9/11.

This is taken from an article at All Gov:
American Airlines and United Airlines along with two airport security firms will have to pay a $1.2 billion settlement for damage caused to property during the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
Approved by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the deal settles numerous property-damage lawsuits that were filed after the terrorist attacks involving American Airlines Flight 11 and United Air Lines Flight 175 struck Towers One and Two of the former World Trade Center.
The other two defendants in the case were Globe Airport Security, which screened passengers boarding American Flight 11 in Boston, and Huntleigh, which did the same for United Flight 175. Under the agreement, American Airlines and Globe will pay 60% of the damages and United and Huntleigh will pay the remaining 40%.
The plaintiffs in the case are the owners of the World Trade Center and numerous insurance companies. They had originally sought $4.4 billion from the airlines and security companies.
Larry Silverstein has made hundreds of millions of dollars from 9/11, as detailed in a previous post(s):
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Judge John Walker, George Walker Bush’s Cousin, Judges April Gallop’s Suit

April 9, 2011

by Truth makes Peace       source: 9/11 Blogger    April 9, 2011

Background: Army Specialist April Gallop, was in the wing of the Pentagon that was hit on 9/11, with her small boy, and injured in the rubble. She was instructed by her commanding officers to speak the Official Story, but bravely spoke her true observations. In 2008, she sued Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Myers for not evacuating the Pentagon, when they knew it was a potential target. Her case was dismissed on March 15, 2010, but appealed that decision.

Status: On April 5, 2011 the appeal of the case of Gallop v. Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Myers was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit at 11 a.m. at New Haven, Connecticut. But one of the 3 judges turned out to be George Walker Bush’s cousin, Judge John M. Walker Jr., an obvious conflict of interest.

Update: Press Release from William Veale of the Center for 911 Justice, April 6, 2011

April’s attorney William Veale gave a radio interview with Kevin Barrett after the hearing on his No Lies Radio Show:
(Turn live RADIO: OFF in the upper right. Then click the arrow next to “It is now archived here — Use Player”)

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Amidst Growing World Doubts About 9/11, Career Army Officer Takes Bush Administration Officials to Court April 5th Represented by the Center for 9/11 Justice

March 25, 2011

source: PRNewswire-USNewswire   Mar 24, 2011

A December 2010 poll conducted by the prestigious Emnid Institute, and reported in the German magazine “Welt der Wunder,” revealed that 89.5% of German respondents do not believe the official story of 9/11.

The issue is heating up in America as well, and will soon be heard in court.

Top Secret Military Specialist April Gallop saw disturbing things up close that have not been reported in the media.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, she was ordered by her supervisor to go directly to work at the Pentagon, before dropping off her ten-week-old son Elisha at day care.

Amazingly, the infant was given immediate security clearance upon arrival.

The instant Gallop turned on her computer an enormous explosion blew her out of her chair, knocking her momentarily unconscious.

Escaping through the hole reportedly made by Flight 77, she saw no signs of an aircraft – no seats, luggage, metal, or human remains.  Her watch (and other clocks nearby) had stopped at 9:30-9:31 a.m., seven minutes before the Pentagon was allegedly struck at 9:38 a.m.

The 9/11 Commission reported that “by no later than 9:18 a.m., FAA centers in Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Washington were aware that Flight 77 was missing and that two aircraft had struck the World Trade Center.”

Why then were there no anti-aircraft defenses, Gallop asks, or alarm warnings inside the Pentagon?

Gallop was briefed by officials not to tell her story in public; she also received an email from a Fox News reporter who had been told by the Pentagon not to interview her.

Gallop now believes that officials within the Bush Administration conspired to destroy the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and WTC 7 – the third building brought down at 5:20 p.m. that day – with pre-placed explosives detonated after the planes hit.

On April 5th, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Federal Courthouse at 141 Church Street in New Haven, Connecticut, the case of Gallop v. Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Myers will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.  

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Former Minnesota Governer, Current 9/11 Activist, Jesse Ventura Sues TSA

January 26, 2011

flashback: Huffington Post Censors Jesse Ventura

source: KSTP      Jan 26, 2011

Jesse Ventura Sues TSA in Pat-Down Smackdown

Former governor Jesse Ventura never shied away from a battle during his one term as Minnesota’s chief executive.

Now, as a “television performer,” as he describes himself in a new lawsuit, the former pro-wrestler is trying to launch a legal smackdown against the agencies that are supposed to protect the flying public.

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Airlines Pay Hundreds of Millions to Settle Suit Launched by Former Sausalito Retailer

January 19, 2011

source: Mercury News   Jan 19, 2011

A now defunct Sausalito-based importer of women’s clothing, Paradiso Inc., helped launch a class action lawsuit against 19 airlines for price fixing cargo shipments that so far has resulted in settlements with eight airlines totaling about $275 million.

The suit alleges that the air carriers engaged in a global conspiracy to fix surcharges for fuel costs and security that were imposed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003.

Paradiso’s name figured prominently in a Bloomberg story on Friday reporting on the latest settlement, with Qantas Airways Ltd. for $26.5 million.

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9/11 Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

August 14, 2010

by Bandbsull  source: 9/11 Blogger  Aug 14, 2010 

On July 23, 2010 Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein published an order terminating motions in the 9/11 wrongful death cases of Barbara Keating and Sara Low.

After languishing in his court for years and being told by their attorneys that they had almost no chance of getting a trial on liability, a proposed settlement was proffered in Keating v. American Airlines, Inc. and Low v. U.S. Airways, Inc. Unfortunately the good judge essentially sat on the motions for several months, neither ruling for or against them.

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9/11 Settlememt in Jeopardy as Plaintiffs Refuse to Sign, saying “They Are Not Taken Care of at all.”

August 2, 2010

This is the court case under Judge Alvin Hellerstein, it is not related to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensatiuon Act that recently failed to pass in the House.

source: NY Daily   Aug 2, 2010

Growing discontent among 9/11 heroes who sued the city over exposure to toxic air at Ground Zero could scuttle a landmark settlement offer.

A number of first responders, recovery workers and their relatives told the Daily News they will opt out of the $625 million deal because their payouts are too low – and their health care is left in doubt.

“If you sign this thing, you’re not taken care of at all,” said Richard Hand, 47, a retired NYPD Emergency Service Unit officer who logged more than 700 hours at the Pile and now suffers from upper-digestive problems.

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Conflict Between 9/11 Settlements for First Responders. Congress or Court?

June 20, 2010

source: Insurance Journal  June 20, 2010

Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers suing New York City over their exposure to clouds of pulverized glass and cement at the World Trade Center site have to decide whether they have more faith in their lawyers or Congress.

Some workers offered a share of a new settlement worth up to $713 million Thursday might be tempted to hold out for a potentially more lucrative option — a federal bill that could pay billions to people who die or become disabled because of illnesses caused by trade center ash.

The legislation has been stalled for years. But the choice could prove difficult for former police officer Glen Klein, one of more than 10,000 cops, firefighters and construction workers with pending lawsuits.

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Proposed Settlement Not Nearly Enough for 9/11 Heroes

March 15, 2010

By Mike Hall  source: AFL – CIO   March 16, 2010

A proposed settlement has been reached of the more than 10,000 lawsuits by the rescue and recovery workers suffering serious illnesses from the toxic mix of chemicals, jet fuel, asbestos and other debris they were exposed to at Ground Zero of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack in 2001.

But congressional and union leaders say much more must be done to provide justice and health care for the nearly 60,000 workers and community members whose health is at risk from their exposure to the contaminated rubble. 

Denis Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, says the proposal, which would establish a compensation fund of up to $657 million, will provide those involved in the lawsuit “some long overdue compensation for their injuries.” But he adds:

There are many more individuals who are sick than those who filed lawsuits….Overall, more than 55,000 responders and 4,500 community members are receiving medical monitoring and/or treatment in this program due to their 9/11 exposures and illnesses….These individuals need ongoing medical care, and those who are sick need to be fairly compensated for their losses.

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Obama administration seeks to quash suit by 9/11 families

June 28, 2009

source: Global Research

by Barry Grey

The Obama administration has intervened to quash a civil suit filed against Saudi Arabia by survivors and family members of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The suit seeks to hold the Saudi royal family liable, charging that it provided financial and other support to Al Qaeda and was thereby complicit in the hijack bombings that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York and Washington DC.

According to an article by Eric Lichtblau in the June 24 New York Times, documents assembled by lawyers for the 9/11 families “provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family.” However, the article states, the documents may never find their way into court because of legal challenges by Saudi Arabia, which are being supported by the US Justice Department.

The administration is taking extraordinary measures to kill the suit and suppress the evidence of Saudi support for Al Qaeda and complicity in the 9/11 attacks. Last month, the Justice Department sided in court with the Saudi monarchy in seeking to halt further legal action. Moreover, it had copies of American intelligence documents on Saudi finances that had been leaked to lawyers for the families destroyed, and is now seeking to prevent a judge from even looking at the material.

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