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June Date Set for Sept. 11 Trial Against Airline



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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Flowers float in a reflecting pool at Ground Zero during the annual 9/11 memorial service September 11, 2010 in New York City. People gathered at the World Trade Center site to mark the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001. (Photo by Don Emmert-Pool/Getty Images)

    A judge has set a June trial date for the first trial to result from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorism attacks.

    Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein set the June 13 date to begin a trial stemming from the death of 31-year-old Mark Bavis. He was a West Newton, Mass., scout for the Los Angeles Kings professional hockey team who was aboard United Flight 175 when it struck the World Trade Center.

    Lawyers for the family have blamed lax security measures for allowing terrorists to board the United Airlines flight. The airline and several security companies sued by the family are expected to argue they properly followed government security directives issued prior to the attacks.

    The judge said the trial should be completed by July 22.