Month: January 2010

Attorney recovers in three cases for crash victims

Posted on January 01, 2010

Eight years. Three cases. Four countries. Dozens of plaintiffs, one so grief stricken he stabbed to death the air traffic controller he held responsible. But finally aviation attorney Steven Marks’ work for families of dozens of Russian schoolchildren who died in a mid-air collision 35,000 feet over Germany in 2002 is nearing an end. A […]

South Florida Legal Guide: Aaron Podhurst: A legendary plaintiff’s attorney

Posted on January 01, 2010

On the night of December 29, 1972, Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Everglades with 101 fatalities. The resulting investigation showed that the deadly crash was the result of the flight crew’s failure to monitor cockpit instruments that showed the Lockheed L-1011 jet was gradually losing altitude. Aaron Podhurst, then an up-and-coming Miami attorney, […]