Friday, May 31, 2013

Gross family appeals judge's ruling

Screenshot of court document
Lawyers for Alan and Judy Gross plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against the federal government, according to a notice filed today.
The Gross family sued the federal government and DAI, a private Maryland contractor, for $60 million in November 2012, saying that they failed to prepare Alan Gross for a risky assignment that led to his jailing in Cuba in 2009.
On May 16, the family settled with DAI for an undisclosed amount and both sides agreed not to make public the terms.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg threw out the lawsuit against the federal government, saying the government "retains immunity for injuries suffered in foreign countries."
Lawyers for the Gross family describe their grounds for an appeal in the notice filed today.

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