WTC Leaseholders Call To Stay Punitive Damages

Law360, New York (May 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of World Trade Center leaseholders has called on a court to stay claims for punitive damages against airlines in the long-running September 11 litigation, arguing compensation was a priority over punishment.

In a motion filed Friday in the Manhattan district court, the cross-claim plaintiffs called for an order to sever and stay any claims for punitive damages against the aviation defendants until all claims for compensatory damages have been dealt with first.

The group told the court they would settle, in the alternative, for...
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