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Settlement Reached in Final 9/11 Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in the final remaining wrongful death lawsuit arising from the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to court documents.
The lawsuit was brought by the family of 31-year-old Mark Bavis, who was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane that flew into the World Trade Center.
The family had previously refused to settle the lawsuit, believing only a trial would hold the airline publicly accountable for gross negligence in permitting five terrorists to board the flight at Logan International Airport in Boston.
The settlement will require the airline to file a detailed report of the evidence in the case, including 127 exhibits that had not previously been made public.
The family’s attorney said the report will achieve the public accountability the family was seeking.
The amount of damages will remain confidential.