US Court: Negligence Not Cause Of 3rd WTC Collapse - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

US Court: Negligence Not Cause Of 3rd WTC Collapse

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued the decision Wednesday in a 2-to-1 ruling. It stemmed from several decisions in recent years by a lower court judge who found that a company owned by developer Larry Silverstein and others could not be held liable.
    
The utility Consolidated Edison Co. had claimed negligence resulted when World Trade Center Tower 7 tenants were allowed to install diesel backup generators. The fuel burned for hours in the 47-story building after hijacked planes struck the two nearby towers.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.