2nd Circuit: Court Must Decide If Sept. 11 Attacks Were Act Of War

NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 23 ordered a federal judge in New York to determine if the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) on Sept. 11, 2001, constituted an act of war that would allow defendants in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) lawsuit to raise the defense against claims seeking reimbursement for cleanup costs (Cedar & Washington Associates LLC v. The Port Authority of New York, et al., No. 10-4197-CV, 2nd Cir.). Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full update.

Access this news story on lexis.com®