2nd Circ. Rejects Negligence Claim In 9/11 Tower Collapse

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 2:51 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday denied efforts by Consolidated Edison Co. to blame the destruction of a power substation on the contractors who designed 7 World Trade Center, saying the collapse could not be blamed on negligence alone given the unprecedented havoc of the 9/11 attacks.

A divided appeals panel deviated from a district court’s finding that Tishman Construction Corp. and others were blameless for the resulting property and insurance losses because they did not owe a duty of care to ConEd, but nonetheless affirmed the...
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