ACI-NA Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Massport in the 9/11 Litigation

On Friday, May 27, 2011, ACI-NA submitted a brief with the federal court in New York supporting airport member,  the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Boston Logan Airport, in pending litigation arising from the 9/11 terrorist attack.  ACI-NA filed the brief to address the claim asserted by plaintiff Mary Bavis that Massport had a duty to oversee or enhance passenger screening operations that were the responsibility of the airlines when the attack occurred.  Massport had earlier filed a motion with the court seeking to have the case dismissed without proceeding to trial based on well-established law that made the responsibility for aviation security the rest with the airline operators at that time.

Scott Lewis, Melissa Allison, and Mina Makarious of ACI-NA law firm Anderson & Kreiger, coordinated with Massport’s counsel of record in the lawsuit, and submitted the brief on behalf of ACI-NA. 

A hearing in the action is expected later this summer, and a ruling on the merits should be issued before the fall of the year.