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In re September 11 Litigation
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
280 F.Supp.2d 279 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
Some of the people injured and some representatives of those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks (plaintiffs) brought a products-liability suit against Boeing Company (Boeing) (defendant), the manufacturer of the planes involved. The plaintiffs alleged that the planes were defective, because they did not have cockpit doors that could prevent entry by hijackers. Boeing filed a motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim on which relief can be granted, arguing that the terrorist hijackings were superseding causes that shielded it from liability.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hellerstein, J.)
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