Friday, September 23, 2011
New York Port Authority has immunity
In a 4-3 decision that reversed lower courts rulings, the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court) ruled today that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area airports and trains and owns the World Trade Center site, is immune from claims that it failed to deter the 1993 parking garage bombing at the trade center complex that killed six people and injured about 1,000. Go here for more on the story from the Wall Street Journal law blog and here for the story in AP. Go here for the text of the opinion.