United Airlines Escapes WTC 9/11 Damage Dispute

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 3:11 PM EST) -- United Airlines Inc. on Wednesday ducked a tort recovery lawsuit filed by the owner of 7 World Trade Center over the 9/11 attacks, after a New York federal judge found it had no responsibility for the connecting flight that crashed into 1 WTC, which fell and damaged 7 WTC.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein found that United's participation in an airportwide security screening and signing of a shared responsibility agreement at Portland International Jetport on the morning of 9/11 was not enough to implicate the...
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