Family of Pakistan attack victim sues Marriott

AP News
Posted: Jun 02, 2011 5:49 PM
Family of Pakistan attack victim sues Marriott

The family of a civilian contractor killed in a 2008 truck bombing in Pakistan has sued the Marriott International hotel chain.

The lawsuit claims the Marriott in Islamabad failed to adequately protect its guests and evacuate the hotel after an initial explosion that caused a fire in the truck's cab.

The September 2008 suicide truck bombing killed more than 50 people, injured many others and severely damaged the building.

The suit was brought by the family of Albert DiFederico, a Virginia man who was in Pakistan as a civilian contractor for the State Department. It also claims the hotel failed to adequately train its staff.

Marriott spokesman Jeff Flaherty said he was not familiar with the suit and had no immediate comment.