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Federal judge dismisses last Sept. 11 property damage claim against NYC

[JURIST] US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Thursday dismissed the final remaining property damage claim against New York City stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks [JURIST news archive]. Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Ltd. and five other insurers for the utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York [corporate website] sought repayment for expenses that arose from the collapse of 7 World Trade Center, located near the Twin Towers. Hellerstein ruled [PDF opinion], however, that New York City is immune under state law from liability on the property damage claims, but left intact a negligence claim against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey [official website], owner of the World Trade Center site. Reuters has more.

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