Friday 5 July 2024

Lee Kreindler and Lockerbie

I have just become aware of the recent publication in the United States of The Fight For Justice: Lee Kreindler and Lockerbie by Ruth Kreindler (Lee Kreindler's widow) and Chris Angermann. The book description on Amazon reads:

"This gripping account of the civil litigation regarding the Lockerbie terrorist bombing of Pam Am Flight 103 - the most significant air disaster case of the 20th century - features conspiracies, surprising discoveries, intense negotiations, and riveting courtroom drama. Along the way, it commemorates Lee Kreindler, a deeply passionate attorney who was willing to risk everything to get justice and fair compensation for the victims' families and to make air travel safer for everyone." 

I have not had an opportunity to read the book and I can find no reviews online.

Kreindler and Kreindler, a New York firm of attorneys, represented many of the families of US and other victims of the Lockerbie disaster in litigation against Pan Am and in negotiations for a compensation settlement with Libya after the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Lee Kreindler died in February 2003. His obituary in The Times can be read here, and that in the Los Angeles Times here. A relevant blogpost, referring to an article in The Spectator in 1992, is headed Lies, Libya and Lockerbie and features interesting comments below the line.

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