9/11 liability cases given go ahead
Litigation has been initiated by about 70 people who were either injured in the attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, or whose relatives died.
Defendants include American Airlines, United Airlines, aircraft manufacturer Boeing, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owned the World Trade Center.
The defendants argue that they should not be held liable because the suicide attacks were unprecedented and impossible to guard against.
The defendants are completely right, of course. This ought to be laughed out of court. I bet it won't.