Federal Ban On Lawyer Contact To 3407 Victims Lifted

03.30.09 | FL News Team

A 45 day federal ban preventing attorneys from calling or sending information to the families of Continental Flight 3407 victims has expired. The end of the ban is not a deadline for families to choose an attorney. The victims' families have always had the right to contact attorneys before the ban was lifted.

A federal law enacted in the mid-1990s prevents lawyers from encroaching on families' privacy during vulnerable times. During bans, lawyers cannot solicit victims' relatives who may be considering legal actions regarding the death of their loved one.