Judge Alvin Hellerstein
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said it was “simply incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of September 11, 2001.”
A federal judge will decide whether the owners of the World Trade Center can try to make several airlines and other aviation defendants pay billions of dollars in damages from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein made the decision during a hearing Friday to examine the fees that were requested after the settlement was announced.