"Crash Leaves Lufthansa Wide Open to U.S. Litigation Sheri Qualters, The National Law Journal March 26, 2015 Deutsche Lufthansa A.G. could face wrongful death claims in the United States by the families of the three Americans reported killed in the Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, according to aviation attorneys tracking developments. French authorities reported that voice recorder evidence indicates co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane. The disaster killed all 150 people on board."McConnell notes that Serco (the world’s largest air traffic controller) processed a 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March 2013 giving its Black Hand navigators PENREN control of Airbus cockpits which figured in crashes imputed by the Department of State to the pilots of AF Flight 447, QZ Flight 8501 and Germanwings 9525.
McConnell claims Serco's Black-Hand navigators and Base One technicians used onion router patented devices to bypass The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy and destroy the Clinton PENREN project in U.S. Navy Command Center on 9/11.
Black-Hand* – Serco navigators’ using the British Crown's "Patent Rights to Track, Film and Kill" from the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537; The Master Mariners and The Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – perhaps – Barack 'Down Low' Obama.
McConnell (30 year airline and 22 year military pilot with 23,000 hours of safety) is offering his expert-witness services to groups which claim damages for the wrongful deaths of victims of the crash of Flight 9525 associated with the alleged use of PENREN patent thickets by Serco's Black-Hand shareholders including Allianz, HSBC and Her Majesty's Government.
Prequel 1: #2329: Marine Links Serco Black-Hand Lubitz Onion Router To Clinton Base-One PENREN Honeypot
Prequel 2: Episode #78 – SUNDAY WIRE: 'The Friendly Skies', host Patrick Henningsen with guest Field McConnell
Authorities: Plane distress call 'emergency, emergency'
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Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! (Mobile Playback Version) [Note that HSBC is Serco's banker and, with Allianz and Her Majesty's Government, one of Serco's major shareholders ]
"Crash Leaves Lufthansa Wide Open to U.S. Litigation
Sheri Qualters, The National Law Journal
March 26, 2015 |
Deutsche Lufthansa A.G. could face wrongful death claims in the United States by the families of the three Americans reported killed in the Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, according to aviation attorneys tracking developments.
French authorities reported that voice recorder evidence indicates co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane. The disaster killed all 150 people on board.
The families of the Americans can almost certainly file claims in U.S. courts under the controlling international air transport treaty, said Mary Schiavo, a leader of the aviation team at Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Motley Rice. Schiavo has represented passengers and crew in major U.S. air crashes.
"They can bring a case in the U.S. and they should. The U.S. is a much better forum than France or Germany,” Schiavo said.
She cited the Montreal Convention, an international treaty that governs air passengers, baggage, cargo and disasters. The treaty allows passengers to bring claims in various forums—where they bought their tickets, their planned final destination and the airline’s headquarters, Schiavo said.
Airlines defending cases in different countries following a crash will often try to get the claims consolidated, and “they’re successful at least half of the time,” Schiavo said.
If claims survive that round, the next question is whether the crash falls under the Montreal Convention's caps on liability for accidents. At least in the United States, the definition of an accident under the convention has been interpreted “to mean any unexpected or unusual event," said Justin Green, a New York partner at Kreindler & Kreindler. He represented families of passengers and crew and people inside the World Trade Center towers during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack.
"In order to enjoy that limit, the airline has to prove that it was without fault,” Green said.
Ultimately, Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings, would have to show it was not negligent in hiring or screening Lubitz or allowing him to be alone in the cockpit, Green said. U.S. airlines, for example, have rules against leaving one person in a cockpit. “That leads me to think the airline is not going to meet its burden of proving that it was without fault," Green said.
According to news accounts, Lubitz interrupted his pilot training because of depression. If true, that could play into any court case, Schiavo said. "That’s going to be an issue that people are going to want to know the answer to," she said.
The facts, once they're clear, could support wrongful death or negligence claims but a settlement is the most likely outcome, said Daniel Suleiman, special counsel to Washington’s Covington & Burling. Suleiman was Asiana Airlines Inc.’s lead litigator in the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of that airline’s July 2013 crash at San Francisco International Airport."
"Andreas Lubitz Accelerated Germanwings Plane Into Mountain, Investigators Say By Ben Mathis-Lilley The Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 data recorder recovered Thursday indicates that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz used the plane's autopilot system to accelerate toward the ground before the craft crashed into a mountain, .. The flight data is only the latest in the many pieces of [honeypot] evidence that suggest the crash was a premeditated act of mass murder/suicide committed by Lubitz, from his refusal (captured on tape) to let the flight's pilot back into the cockpit to his past history of mental issues to the queries about cockpit security found on a tablet device in his home."
"September 11, 2001 Nortel Networks, EADS to Redefine Telecommunications Alliance PARIS – European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) [Now Airbus] and Nortel Networks* [NYSE/TSE: NT] have entered into a series of agreements to realign their telecommunications operations and business focus in key markets” … “Nortel does a broad range of business with the U.S federal government and Department of Defense. For example, the Dynamic Network Services (DNS) – the network that serves the Pentagon – runs on Nortel switches. During 9/11, when essentially all of the wire lines and wireless were no longer functional, the DNS network continued to operate at full reliability. The Department of Defense relies on Nortel solutions in all 50 states and more than two dozen countries across the globe. Nortel was also the first networking vendor to achieve Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) certification from the US Defense Department Joint Operability Test Command. The certification ensures products deliver exacting levels of performance under duress [extortion] and offer other unique features and functionality required for national security."
"The Pentagon Renovation Program or PENREN was a long-term project by the United States Department of Defense to perform a complete slab-to-slab renovation of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The program began in the 1990s, and was completed in June 2011. … The Defense Authorization Act of 1991 transferred control of the Pentagon Reservation from the General Services Administration to the Department of Defense, and established the Pentagon Reservation Maintenance Revolving Fund, designed to fund Pentagon renovations. This move enabled the Secretary of Defense to determine rent rates for Pentagon tenants to help fund the renovation."
"Onion routing network for securely moving data through communication networks
US 6266704 B1 ABSTRACT .. Anonymous connections hide who is connected to whom and for what purpose from outside eavesdroppers. .. Published Jul 24, 2001 …. Original assignee The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy"
"September 11, 2001 Nortel Networks, EADS to Redefine Telecommunications Alliance PARIS – European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and Nortel Networks* [NYSE/TSE: NT] have entered into a series of agreements to realign their telecommunications operations and business focus in key markets" … "Beyond the work on the MERCY, Nortel does a broad range of business with the U.S federal government and Department of Defense. For example, the Dynamic Network Services (DNS) – the network that serves the Pentagon – runs on Nortel switches. During 9/11, when essentially all of the wire lines and wireless were no longer functional, the DNS network continued to operate at full reliability. The Department of Defense relies on Nortel solutions in all 50 states and more than two dozen countries across the globe. Nortel was also the first networking vendor to achieve Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) certification from the US Defense Department Joint Operability Test Command. The certification ensures products deliver exacting levels of performance under duress [extortion] and offer other unique features and functionality required for national security [financed through Kristine Marcy's Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund and then-Treasury Solicitor Juliet Wheldon’s bona vacantia accounts]."
"Hillary wiped her server clean: As NBC’s Kristen Welker reported over the weekend, the top Republican investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), revealed that Hillary Clinton had wiped her server clean of her emails. "Clinton's attorney, David Kendall, said Gowdy was looking in the wrong place," the AP says. "In a six-page letter released late Friday, Kendall said Clinton had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. ‘The Department of State is therefore in possession of all Secretary Clinton's work-related emails from the (personal email) account,' Kendall wrote." Here's the "Meet the Press" discussion over the Clinton emails."
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"AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Mysterious Chinese Man Predicted [Black Hand] Disappearance Two Weeks Ago By Gopi Chandra Kharel December 29, 2014 13:18 IST In an eerie blog post about two weeks ago, a mysterious Chinese man had warned that an AirAsia plane was going to disappear or meet a tragic end. And about a fortnight later, AirAisa flight QZ8501 disappeared from the air traffic control radar system on the morning of 27 December. The post has gone viral on social media and discussion forums such as Reddit, with people reacting in astonishment on how the person could have predicted it. The man behind the post apparently explains that the same people who brought down MH370 were going to attack another Malaysian airlines flight or an AirAsiaplane. The post alleges that an organisation called "The International Black Hand" is behind the disappearance of the airplanes. Black Hand is the term that is understood to be a metaphor for the shadowy organisation that does its work behind the scenes.. "Black Hand hijacked and shot down MH370 and MH17. This has pretty much killed the 6th largest airline -- Malaysian airline," the post read, according to a loose translation by a Reddit member…"
"From the early days of the Republic, Congress and the federal courts grappled with the government’s rights to own or use patents it issued. Courts rejected the British “Crown Rights” rule that allowed the sovereign to practice whatever patents it issued. Instead, the federal government was conceptualized as a legal person on par with any other persons with regard to issued patents. But, this simple rule presented challenges as complexities arose in three intertwined patent rights scenarios. The first involved inventions by government employees. The second revolved around government and government contractor use of patents held by private citizens. And the third involved inventions by federal contractors and their employees arising under federal funding."
"SOURCE: Base One Technologies September 02, 2008 09:00 ET Base One Technologies, Inc. Continues Operations in Government Space NEW ROCHELLE, NY--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - Base One Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has sold its affiliate, Base One Technologies Ltd., to Apptis Inc. Base One Technologies, Inc. will continue to compete in the government space as an 8(a), HubZone and Woman Owned Small Disadvantage Company. Base One Technologies, Inc. is an IT Engineering and Technical Services company founded in 1994. Base One has a Top Secret Facilities Clearance and specializes in: Enterprise Architecture, Network Infrastructure Support, Data Security, Software & Database Services, Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, and Independent Validation & Verification. Base One is a privately-held organization with headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. For more information visit: www.base-one.com. Contact Information: Liza R. Zaneri Base One Technologies 914 633-0200 x205 "www.base-one.com"
"Serco's Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.”
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation