January 22, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist John Beggan, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2015, analyzes the implications of liability claims surrounding the September 11th attacks...In an opinion published on December 4, 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled by a 2 to 1 vote that the ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that developers of the 7 World Trade Center (7WTC) Building were not liable for the damages caused by the collapse of the 7WTC several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack. The owner of the electrical ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
March 31, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the display of a cross at the World Trade Center (WTC) memorial. The lawsuit, brought by American Atheists (AA) alleged two intersecting beams found in the WTC wreckage should not ...[read more]
November 21, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday granted a motion by several Airlines for summary judgment in a negligence claim stemming form the 9/11 terrorist attack negligence claim. Lessee of 7 World Trade Center (Tower 7), which collapsed from the flaming ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Keith Herting
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that American Airlines and United Continental Holdings must stand trial to defend against a claim by World Trade Center Properties (WTCP), the owners of the World Trade Center towers, who claim that the negligence of the airlines allowed the hijackers aboard the ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 20, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected a proposed settlement which would have addressed claims filed in a class action lawsuit brought by clean-up crews working on the World Trade Center (WTC) in the months following 9/11. The agreement would have ...[read more]
October 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 14, 2010, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a $47.5 million settlement between the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and over 9,000 people who claim they became ill from 9/11 rescue and cleanup efforts. The Port ...[read more]
September 22, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was not liable for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC), finding governmental immunity. The plaintiffs argued that the operation of the parking garage was more akin to a proprietary, rather ...[read more]

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