9/11 Family Makes Statement about Trial Delay

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Statement from the family of Mark Bavis, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against United Airlines and other defendants. Bavis was a passenger on United Flight 175 on September 11, 2001.

Our family is patient and determined to pursue a day in court where all of the facts can see the light of day; for our family, for the families of all of the September 11th victims and just as importantly for the American people.

The following is a statement from the family of Mark Bavis, plaintiffs in Bavis v. United Airlines:

The news of yet another delay of this trial is not completely surprising to our family, but does leave us disappointed in the lack of our ability to have an expedient trial in a case that has been almost ten years in the making. 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 September 11, 2001. For a key defendant to be dismissed after nine years of litigation and before the completion of all discovery is very troubling. Such is the case of the potential dismissal of Massport.

Our family is patient and determined to pursue a day in court where all of the facts can see the light of day; for our family, for the families of all of the September 11th victims and just as importantly for the American people. Our desire is to see that the seriousness of this case and the national and historical importance is heard fairly and thoroughly, and not subjected to a timed trial, where the outcome is determined by a stop watch rather than the facts.

The Bavis Family

Mark Bavis was a passenger on United Flight 175 on September 11, 2001. The family would like the media to continue to respect their privacy.

The complaint Bavis v. United Airlines Corp., 02 civ 07154 is being heard in the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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