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Port Authority wants immunity from negligence claims in '93 WTC bombing case
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ' The World Trade Center managers are asking New York's top court to find them immune from negligence claims for failing to deter the 1993 bombing of its parking garage that killed six people and injured about 1,000.
An attorney for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told the Court of Appeals Wednesday that government immunity should apply to its security measures.
A five-judge panel was unable to reach the necessary four-judge consensus after June arguments. Two Appellate Division presiding justices also heard Wednesday's arguments and will join in the ruling.
A jury found the authority failed as landlord to maintain reasonably safe premises and was mostly at fault, blaming terrorists for the other 32 percent.
Airline hijackers destroyed the center's twin skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.