NY: In 9/11 trial, sides must watch clock

posted by
April 28, 2011
The New York Times    
Posted in News, PND News

"For nine years, the family of Mark Bavis, a passenger on the second plane to hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has been waiting for a trial in a wrongful-death lawsuit it filed against United Airlines and other defendants. The family, determined to prove what it believes was negligence, has resisted all attempts to settle. ... But now, after this seemingly endless run-up, with a trial scheduled for later this year, the judge, Alvin K. Hellerstein of US District Court in Manhattan, has set a time limit. In a highly unusual move, Hellerstein will restrict each side to the same number of hours to present its case, and time the trial like a speed chess match." (04/28/11)



Our Sponsors