Larry Silverstein Seeking $8.4B from 9/11 Airlines for WTC LossesSubmitted by SteveMT on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 00:03
On this 11th anniversary eve of 9/11 and in a world where there seems to be no justice, this negligence lawsuit seems destined to be heard. Could there be blowback if this case goes to court?
Jury could decide sticky issues of September 11 airlines lawsuit
By Grant McCool | Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:36pm EDT
(Reuters) - Most of the lawsuits arising from the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center 11 years ago have been settled, but one demanding that United Airlines and American Airlines be held liable for loss of property and business could go to trial.
Two recent rulings by a federal judge in New York denying the airlines' bid to dismiss the lawsuit over a narrow insurance dispute have opened the door to the entire case ending up in the hands of a jury.
At issue is whether the two airlines and other defendants should pay additional damages to Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center property, beyond what he has already received from his own insurer.
Silverstein's World Trade Center Properties blamed United, now United Continental Holdings Inc, and American Airlines, for breaches of security. The 2008 lawsuit also named aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co, the Massachusetts Port Authority, which manages Logan International Airport, and security companies.