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Lawyer Ordered To Apologize For Website Posted After Flight 5191 Crash

At first glance, it appeared to offer counseling to families who lost loved ones, in the crash of Comair Flight 5191.

But an investigation found, a web site was nothing more than an advertisement for a law firm.

Now, Kentucky's Supreme Court says the lawyer who created it has to tell the families he's sorry.

Joseph Anderson, a North Carolina lawyer, has to take out newspaper ads apologizing to the 49 families who lost loved ones in the crash.

He has to make the apology in the next 30 days.

He also cannot practice law in Kentucky for the next 30 days.

Court documents claim Anderson mislead grieving families.

The website in question, comair5191families.com, was pulled just days after it was posted.

The Kentucky Bar Association conducted the investigation into the website, and passed its findings to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The investigation also found a paralegal with Anderson's law firm, Anderson, Weber, and Henry, had contacted an employee From Galls, Inc. Three employees from that company died in the crash.

The paralegal directed the employee to the website, which the KBA says violates rules that prohibit law firms from contacting family members of mass disasters for 30 days after the event.

Anderson now works for a different law firm, but still specializes in aviation disasters.

27 NEWSFIRST tried to contact him, but he did not return our calls.

The Supreme Court also told Anderson he must send a letter of apology to Galls employees, within the next 30 days.


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