More than 17 years after the downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 by a Soviet missile, a Hoboken, N.J. attorney remains the last to seek legal recompense for one of the 269 victims.
It has been a long roller-coaster ride for Gerald Baker. First, he won $2 million for pain and suffering and $135,000 for lost support and services for his client. Then, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that international plane crashes are governed by the Death on the High Seas Act, which limits recovery to pecuniary damages, and the $2 million award was eliminated.
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