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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

9/11 Wrongful Death and Injury Lawsuits

Wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits were filed against United Airlines by or on behalf of those who were killed or injured in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when terrorists hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 and flew it into the World Trade Center. The lawsuits alleged that gross negligence by United and its security contractor, Huntleigh USA, allowed five terrorists to board the plane at Logan International Airport in Boston. The lawsuits sought to hold the defendants liable for airport security checkpoint failures, poor training, faulty cockpit doors, and failure by the airline industry to acknowledge and adequately respond to government warnings about terrorist threats. Although all settlements are confidential, a court document filed in 2009, when all but three lawsuits had been settled, stated that about $500 million had been paid out to resolve the claims.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Last Individual Case Settlement
9/19/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Patriot Team Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 9/20/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database