Court Chucks 9/11 Liability Suit Against Ex-EPA Chief

Law360, New York (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman was not liable for telling New Yorkers that the air was safe to breathe post-Sept. 11, 2001.

In its opinion, which largely overturned a lower court decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said it understood the plaintiffs' concerns that the Environmental Protection Agency's performance was flawed in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks.

However, it added that legal remedies were not always available for every instance...
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