Judge rules airlines do not have to pay for 9-11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks

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NEW YORK, NY – A judge in New York on Thursday ruled that developers of the World Trade Center cannot collect damages from airlines whose planes were hijacked and used in the September 11th attacks.

The developers first sued United and American Airlines in 2004, claiming their negligence resulted in the terrorist attacks and the destruction of the World Trade Towers.

According to court documents, developers say they’ve spent more than $8 million dollars to replace the Twin Towers.

The airlines claimed they should not be liable for damages since developers had already collected on the airlines’ insurance policies.

In the end, the judge agreed, ruling the developers were trying to “double dip” on damages.

Source – CNN