Monday, July 15, 2013
The bench trial in the case of World Trade Center Properties, L.L.C. et al v. United Airlines, Inc. et al is expected to begin today and conclude on Wednesday. This nonjury trial is to determine whether the owners of the World Trade Center property damaged in the 9/11 attacks can recover for damages caused by airline negligence despite having already collected insurance proceeds for the loss. Should U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein rule against the airlines, then a separate trial would be necessary to determine liability.