Judge Allows 9/11 Insurers' Claims to Proceed

Law360, New York (August 20, 2009, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge overseeing litigation stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center has ruled that New York law does not block insurers from pursuing their subrogation rights, leaving insurers free to pursue more than $5 billion in subrogation claims against airlines and others alleged to be responsible for the attacks and the resulting property damage.

In an Aug. 13 ruling Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied multiple bids to dismiss...
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