Allan Gerson Made Libya Pay for Pan Am 103 Bombing - The Libyan Report

Allan Gerson Made Libya Pay for Pan Am 103 Bombing

After the terrorist bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, lawyers for some of the 270 people killed did the obvious: They sued Pan Am for alleged negligence in allowing the bomb to be smuggled onboard.

Allan Gerson, an expert in international law who died Sunday of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at age 74, had another idea. In a New York Times op-ed article in July 1992, Mr. Gerson proposed that the Libyan government, suspected of involvement in the attack, should pay damages to relatives of the... source