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Sept. 11 Suits Vs Airlines Get Go-Ahead

Lawsuits against airlines and the World Trade Center’s owners can proceed, a judge ruled on Tuesday, finding in favor of families who say negligence played a key role in the casualties caused by the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein refused to dismiss litigation against the American Airlines unit of AMR Corp. (NYSE:AMR – news), UAL Corp.’s (OTC BB:UALAQ.OB – news) United Airlines, jet maker Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA – news) and others including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and World Trade Center Properties. The aviation defendants, which include airport security firms, have conceded that they owed a duty to the crew and passengers on the four planes used in the attacks. But the latest decision involves victims inside the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and entities that suffered property damage. Full Story

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