American Airlines Says 9/11 Liability Claims Preempted

Law360, Los Angeles (November 5, 2013, 8:56 PM EST) -- American Airlines Inc. says a brokerage firm can't hold it liable for damages incurred in the 9/11 terrorist attacks because federal regulations supersede state law claims over aviation safety issues, according to a New York federal court filing docketed Tuesday.

The airline and its parent company, AMR Corp., asked U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to issue an order stating that federal laws created in the wake of 9/11 preempt any state law standard of care regarding airplane security.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is seeking damages...
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