9/11 Families Settle After Information Gained
Five families have settled their lawsuits against airlines and others over the 9/11 attack and issues of possible security lapses that had remained unresolved for years. At trial, previously undisclosed information about security measures was revealed in corporate documents, deposition testimony, and other sources. The families that have settled say they now have the information they needed. From an AP article printed on FindLaw:
"We do feel we have the answers we sought," Julia Shontere, mother of Angela Houtz, a 27-year-old who worked in the office of naval intelligence at the Pentagon, said Wednesday.
A lawyer for some of the families elaborates:
"We wanted to know what happened that day at the checkpoints, in the aircraft and at the headquarters of the corporations," Franz said.
17 lawsuits remain open and are scheduled to begin next month. The details of the settlement await Judge Hellerstein's approval. See this article on Findlaw.com for more information.