USA: no testimony of FBI agents regarding 9/11 probes

In an order relating to three wrongful death cases and 19 property-damage cases following the 9/11 attacks, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan denied a motion by the airlines to question six current and former FBI agents. The airline defendants had hoped to show at trial that the government’s failure to apprehend the terrorists and stop the attacks was so considerable that it mitigates and excuses any alleged faults of the airlines.The judge wrote that the government’s failures to detect and abort the terrorists’ plots would not affect the aviation defendants’ potential liability. The judge also denied a motion to admit the 9/11 Commission report as a whole as evidence in the case, instead only admitting the chronology provided in the report.Source: Dow Jones Newswires; find article here>>.

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