Boston Judge Reconsiders Denying Damages in Mob Case

A federal judge in Boston who ruled that the mothers of two women allegedly slain by FBI informants James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi were not entitled to collect damages for loss of emotional support is reconsidering his decision.

U.S. District Judge William Young has scheduled a hearing Thursday to hear arguments on whether the mothers of Debra Davis and Deborah Hussey are entitled to additional damages.

Young wrote "the court realized that it may have given inadequate weight to the availability of loss of consortium damages."

Young found the government liable for the slayings of Hussey, Davis, and Louis Litif because of the FBI's mishandling of Bulger and Flemmi. But he ruled the women's mothers were not entitled to compensation because the victims were adults.