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Security Law and Methods by James Pastor

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Terrorism Cases

776 N.Y.S. 2d 713

Supreme Court, New York County, New York

IN THE MATTER OF WORLD TRADE

CENTER BOMBING LITIGATION.

Jan. 20, 2004

Background

In consolidated actions against Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in its capacity as owner of World Trade Center (WTC), alleging that negligent security resulted in injuries due to 1993 terrorist bombing in parking garage of WTC, Port Authority moved for summary judgment.

Holdings

The Supreme Court, New York County, held that

1. Port Authority was not entitled to sovereign immunity, and

2. Triable issues of fact existed as to whether bombing was foreseeable.

Motion denied in part and granted in part.

The World Trade Center was a commercial office complex, covering ...

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