9/11 Wasn't Act Of War Under CERCLA, Building Owner Argues

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The owner of a Manhattan building damaged by the Sept. 11 attacks pushed Monday to get New York agencies and airlines to pay damages under federal pollution laws, arguing that 9/11 was not an act of war that exempts defendants from liability.

Cedar & Washington Associates LLC told U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein that the Sept. 11 attacks were not an act of war under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the federal law that makes polluters strictly liable for the release of...
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