9/11 Case Defendants Use "Twombly" Defense

Law360, New York (June 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Using a recent Supreme Court antitrust ruling to bolster their case, defendants in the ongoing mass tort litigation brought by the families and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks argued Thursday that the suit should be dismissed.

The original suit against the defendants was filed in July 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the family of Samuel Salvo, one of the victims of the attack. In December 2003, it became the lead case for 9/11 families suing the...
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