(202)  Lockerbie: new compensation deal?

US lawyers acting for American families of victims of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 claim to have negotiated a new settlement for compensation from Libya, said to be worth up to £6.4 million for each family.  The claim was treated with some scepticism by UK families, who recalled that a settlement had been claimed earlier (see No 178) but had not materialised.  See also No 188.  (30 October 2002)