About the Litigation

This litigation arises out of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On July 24, 2002, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, issued an Order that all actions for wrongful death, personal injury, property damage or business loss currently pending or to be filed pursuant to the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act, Pub.L. No. 107-42 Section 408(b)(3), 49 U.S.C. Section 40101 (2002) against any airline and/or airline security company, be consolidated for purposes of pretrial proceedings. These consolidated proceedings do not include any actions against any alleged hijackers or terrorists.

In its Order of November 1, 2002, the Court established a master docket for these proceedings: “In Re September 11 Litigation,” 21 MC 97 (AKH). In addition, the Clerk of the Southern District of New York has created a link to the September 11 litigation on the Court’s website at nysd.uscourts.gov/Sept11Litigation.htm, that includes the Court’s Rules of Practice and orders relating to the September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation.
On October 9, 2002, the Court issued an Order regarding the organizational structure for the management of this litigation and appointed Liaison Counsel and a Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, the members of which are:

Liaison Counsel:

Marc S. Moller, Esq., Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
100 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Baumeister & Samuels, P.C.
One Exchange Plaza
New York, NY 10006
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Guilford
12100 Wilshire Boulevard, #95
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hanly & Conroy, LLP
415 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Warden Triplett Grier
Building 40 Corporate Woods
9401 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66210
Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito, P.C.,
Two Grand Central Tower, 34th Floor
140 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Warden Triplett Grier
25 Old Broad Street, Level 7
Suite 1100 London EC2N 1HN


This website is provided as a convenience and is not intended to relieve attorneys who represent individual plaintiffs who have filed actions in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for wrongful death, personal injury or property damages from monitoring the progress of the litigation as it affects their case(s) or their clients’ interests.