Lawyer: Federal agencies to face lawsuit over OKC bombing
May 7, 1998
Web posted at: 9:22 p.m. EDT (0122 GMT)
OKLAHOMA CITY (CNN) -- Dozens of victims and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing plan to file a $3.2 billion lawsuit against five federal agencies for their alleged negligence in not preventing the attack, their attorney said.
The suit will be filed sometime during May in U.S. District Court in Washington, according to David Autry, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs.
The lawsuit will contend that the federal government, through informants, should have had enough notice to take more security measures that could have prevented the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
The FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; General Services Administration; U.S. Marshal's Service; and Federal Protective Service will be named as defendants in the suit, and the $3.2 billion damage claim would give about $20 million to each of the 170 plaintiffs.
The bombing killed 168 people and injured another 500 people.
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