Wednesday, September 5, 2012

World Trade Center case against airlines for negligence leading to Sept. 11 attacks set for trial

 The New York Times is reporting (without much detail) that a federal judge has denied a motion filed by American Airlines and United Continental Holdings in one of the remaining cases arising out of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which means the case will be set to go to trial.  This is the case filed against the airlines in 2008 by World Trade Center Properties, which owned the twin towers destroyed in the attacks.  

UPDATE 9/5/12:   The Jurist provides a little more information:  The airline's motion had argued that they should not be required to go to trial because the plaintiff had already recovered compensation in a settlement with insurance companies.  The judge's opinion denying the motion is available here.

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