BOSTON (AP) – The family of one of two men who were gunned down by Boston mobsters in 1982 plans to challenge a federal appeals court decision to dismiss their wrongful death lawsuits against the FBI.
An attorney for Brian Halloran’s family said Friday that they believe the decision by a three-member panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is “a gross injustice.” The family plans to ask all judges in the bench to review Thursday’s ruling that they missed a Sept. 2000 legal deadline
In 2009, a U.S. District Court judge issued $8.5 million in damages to the families, finding the FBI was responsible for the deaths of Halloran and Michael Donahue. They were shot after a former Boston FBI agent told fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger that Halloran was going to implicate him in a murder.
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