Written by Dennis P. McMahon, Esq, Gregg Roberts
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

In a 2-1 split decision, [Aegis_v_Silverstein_COA_Opinion.pdf] a federal appeals court panel in the Second Circuit ruled that negligence didn’t cause the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, on September 11, 2001. In his dissenting opinion, Circuit Court Judge Richard Wesley stated, “One would think that, on this record, the majority, would want to hear from defendants’ experts on why 7WTC collapsed.”

World Trade Center 7 was completely destroyed in less than seven seconds. The plaintiff says “negligent design.” The Court would not look at the evidence for such – or at the evidence for the true cause of the destruction

The lawsuit involved an action brought by Con Ed, a New York City power utility company that, along with its insurers, sued the defendants – 7 World Trade Co., L.P., Silverstein Development Corp., and Silverstein Properties, Inc. – who designed, built, operated, and maintained Building 7. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants’ negligence had caused Building 7 to collapse, thereby destroying the electrical substation owned by Con Ed directly underneath the building.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, charged with hearing almost all 9/11-related civil cases at the trial level

In the trial court action, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein had dismissed the claims against defendants 7 World Trade Co., L.P., Silverstein Development Corp., and Silverstein Properties, Inc. A subsequent opinion and order issued by Hellerstein dismissed the claims against Tishman Construction Corp. and the Office of Irwin G. Cantor, P.C. An appeal to the Second Circuit followed.

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