Sept. 11 News

United Airlines Not Liable for Alleged 9/11 Security Lapse: Judge

United Airlines bears no responsibility for suspected security lapses at a Maine airport, which allowed hijackers to board the American Airlines plane that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, a federal judge ruled. …

New York Judge Drops Binladen Group as 9/11 Defendant

A Manhattan judge has dismissed a construction company founded by Osama bin Laden’s father as a defendant in Sept. 11 lawsuits brought by families of terrorism victims and others. Judge George Daniels dismissed the Saudi Binladen Group as a defendant …

Jan. 2 Deadline Looms For People Suing Over 9/11 Health Claims

More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2, 2012, whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and …

New York Judge: Iran, Taliban, al-Qaida Liable for 9/11

A federal judge has signed a default judgment finding Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida liable in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Judge George Daniels in Manhattan signed the judgment last Thursday, a week after hearing testimony in the 10-year-old …

9/11 First Responders Developed High-Risk Cardiovascular Condition

World Trade Center first responders who had high-level exposures to the initial dust cloud on Sept. 11, 2001, now have high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries), according to latest findings from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The researchers used …

New York Judge: Al-Qaida Owes $9.3 Billion for 9/11 Harm

A magistrate judge in New York has recommended that al-Qaida be assessed $9.3 billion for the damage done to properties and businesses in the Sept. 11 attacks. Federal Magistrate Judge Frank Maas in a ruling Friday, Oct. 14, sent the …

Lloyd’s Syndicate Withdraws 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

Lloyd’s London’s Syndicate 3500 filed a notice on Monday, Sept. 19, to voluntarily dismiss its federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over 9/11 claims. The lawsuit, first filed on Sept. 8, had asserted that Saudi Arabia as well as several Saudi …

Lloyd’s Syndicate Sues Saudi Arabia for $215M Over 9/11 Claims

Lloyd’s of London’s Syndicate 3500 filed a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, several Saudi charity and financial organizations and prominent Saudi individuals over 9/11 terror attacks. The insurer said Saudi defendants bear primary responsibility for the attacks and should be …

9/11 Families Seek Meeting on News Corp. Phone Hacking Reports

Relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks have asked to meet the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to discuss the agencies’ preliminary inquiry into reports that News Corp. reporters may have tried to hack the phones of 9/11 …

Judge Seeks Narrowing of Sept. 11 Wrongful Death Suit

A judge is urging lawyers in the June trial of the only wrongful death case remaining from the Sept. 11 attacks to see if they can trim the number of defendants, but one lawyer cited lingering questions over how weapons …