Ellen Mariani


9/11 - NY Judge Rules Against 9-11 Widow

Lawyer says court’s decision designed to suppress Ellen Mariani’s quest for truth

By Mark Anderson

NEW YORK—Ellen Mariani is vowing to appeal a federal court order “preventing her from having a direct role in the 9-11 wrongful death action arising from her husband’s murder on United Airlines Flight 175,” her new attorney, Bruce Leichty of California, informed American Free Press.

Flight 175 was flown into the south tower of the World Trade Center, according to the official account of the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks.

This order of Judge Alvin Hellerstein has temporarily derailed Mariani’s attempt to challenge the mysterious settlement of her deceased husband’s claims against United Airlines, said Leichty. But he vowed that his advocacy on behalf of Mariani’s interests has just begun, and said that Hellerstein’s order shows “blatant prejudice” against the 9-11 widow.

Choosing 9/11 Victim Lawsuits for Trial: Online Journal Special Report

Ellen Mariani has been calling around trying to get the word out that the presiding judge is looking to choose three of the weakest 911 lawsuits to go to trial, and use the judgement as precedent to for all of the other lawsuits.
Its truly a travesty of justice!

Here is a link to Ellen's open letter from March:

(update) Here is a link to Tom Flocco's coverage of the latest trial events, that Ellen reccommended.

Special Reports
Choosing 9/11 victim lawsuits for trial?
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Jun 29, 2007, 01:05

That headline, that question is why we’re here in Judge Hellerstein’s courtroom, this time 14D, half the size of the room for last week’s hearing. Of course, the usual suspects have been rounded up, lawyers for the airlines, the plaintiffs, a US attorney, fewer citizen onlookers, including myself, notebook open. Yet what I will hear will leave me as chagrined as June 14’s double-sized gathering reported in The 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund: cui bono?

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Ellen Mariani

Ellen Mariani


Visibility 9-11 welcomes special guest, Ellen Mariani, wife of Neil Mariani who was aboard United Flight 175 which was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Click here for a special tribute web page I built for Ellen on our old Colorado 9-11 Visibility website. Click here to read the poem Ellen wrote to Neil, Three Kisses, mentioned in the interview. Click here to read Ellen's open letter to George Bush.