'Act of War' Ruling Spares 9/11 Parties From Cleanup Liability

, New York Law Journal


Southern District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said that the act of war defense to strict liability under a federal hazardous substance cleanup law prevents the owners of a building one block south of the World Trade Center from recovering for damages and the cleanup of pulverized dust created when the twin towers collapsed.

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  • jrob

    Do you really think the public is that stupid. Barry Jennings, No Photos at the pentagon released, BBC WTC 7, Firefighters hear explosions at the bottom of the wtc buildings, 9/11 Commission set up to fail by commissioners, fema photographer kurt sonnefield, on and on and on this stuff stinks people you can't trust the media the left or the right.

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