A wrongful death lawsuit filed early in the month of October claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was negligent, resulting in the death of a man killed by a mob associate. The surviving family members from Massachusetts filed the lawsuit against the FBI. The lawsuit notes that the murdered man was mistaken by the mob associate, who shot and killed the man some 20 years ago.
According to the lawsuit filed by the victim's family, the FBI negligently failed to monitor a mobster who was deemed to be unsuitable to work as an informant for the agency. That mobster was accused of ordering the hit that eventually led to the killing of the victim.
The murder occurred back in 1994 as part of a power play by two mobsters looking to take over command of the mafia in Boston. The family of the victim is looking for $60 million from the lawsuit. The FBI has not issued a statement on the lawsuit.
Wrongful death cases must involve some sort of negligence on the part of the defendant in order for them to move forward. If you cannot prove negligence, or some sort of breach of contract, it will be difficult to move the case forward in court or in negotiations out of court aimed at settlement.
Wrongful death can be a traumatic experience for survivors. Dealing with such a loss must be done with the help of various professionals, including an experienced personal injury attorney in Mercer, if you want to find a way to recover from the loss and move forward in life.
Source: New Jersey Herald, "Lawsuit: FBI's negligence led to 1994 mob killing of man," Oct. 21, 2017