First steps have been taken in the Court of Session in an action by the insurers of the now defunct Pan-Am airline in respect of the bombing of the latter’s Flight 108 over Lockerbie in 1988.  They are suing Messrs Megrahi and Fhimah, who were accused of the bombing in the previous criminal proceedings, for damages in respect of the loss of the airline.  Megrahi was found guilty at the criminal trial and is currently serving a 27-year sentence in Barlinnie, but Fhimah was found not guilty.  The aim of the civil action, in which the burden of proof would be balance of probabilities rather than the criminal beyond a reasonable doubt”