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Breaking: NY top court reverses ludicrous 1993 WTC bombing civil liability verdict



I've long criticized a silly judgment in New York state court that the Port Authority was 68% responsible for the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, potentially putting them on the hook for $1.8 billion in damages.

The good news is that today the New York Court of Appeal struck down that decision, reversing lower courts; the bad news is that the decision was only 4-3, and on the narrow ground of governmental immunity under New York statutes, rather than any sort of rational interpretation of the principle of causation. [NY Court of Appeals via Bashman; earlier @ WSJ]

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Manhattan Institute
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