Terror Victims Sue Firm: Two American victims of the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 are suing Crowell & Moring over the firm's payment demands that lawyers for the plaintiffs say could cut 90 percent of awards, according to The National Law Journal. The suit, Dave v. Crowell & Moring and Pan Am Flight 73 Liaison Group, was filed this month in Los Angeles County Superior Court by two sisters who were injured in the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73.
Going Once, Twice, Sold!: As the trial of Jeffrey Mowen draws near, automotive buffs have their eyes on more than 200 cars and motorcycles belonging to the financier that will be put up for auction in the coming weeks, The New York Times reports. One item includes a three-wheeled motorcycle with Bowie knives on each side of the gas tank and rows of razor blades on the handle bars. Vroom.
Terror Trial Preview: An upcoming hearing in the case against al Qaeda confederate Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of helping to blow up two U.S. embassies in Africa, could have implications the federal government's decision to try alleged 9/11 terrorists in federal district courts, The New York Law Journal reports. A federal judge in New York on Monday will hear argument about whether the indictment against Ghailani should be dismissed on speedy trial grounds.
Security Guards Indicted: The Washington Post is reporting that two former defense contractors who worked for a subsidiary of Blackwater Worldwide were charged this week in federal district court in Virginia with murder for their alleged roles in a shooting in Afghanistan that killed two citizens. The indicted guards were Pentagon contractors employed by Paravant LLC at the time of the shooting last May.
Hook 'Em, Tide: The University of Alabama Crimson Tide swept by the University of Texas Longhorns last night to win the BCS National Championship college football title. The Austin American-Statesman write-up of the Longhorns' loss in the so-called "What Might Have Been Bowl" is here.