New Hampshire attorney Bill Christie is lead plaintiffs’ counsel in seven consolidated
wrongful death cases against the United States Government in the Federal District Court in
Boston, Massachusetts arising from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s
negligent use of James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “the
Rifleman” Flemmi as FBI informants.
In June 2006, Bill Christie and
Steve Gordon brought the first of these cases to trial. In September 2006, the District
Court issued an opinion finding that the United States was responsible
for the murder of FBI informant John McIntyre and awarded $3.1 million
in damages. The United States Government appealed the judgment and on
March 3, 2008, Bill Christie argued the case at the First Circuit Court
of Appeals in Boston, Massachusetts.
In November 2007, Bill Christie and Steve Gordon obtained summary judgment
against the United States when the District Court ruled without a trial
that the United States was also responsible for the murder of FBI informant
Brian Halloran. In March 2008, Bill Christie tried the damages portion
of the case. An award of damages in anticipated in the spring.