No FBI interviews for aviation defendants in 9/11 suits

07/17/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) · Reuters

Five airlines being sued by families of 9/11 victims may not depose FBI agents regarding the attacks, a federal judge has ruled. Airlines and other defendants, including Boeing Co. and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, had sought the depositions to establish that not even the federal government was able to foresee or prevent the attacks. But Judge Alvin Hellerstein disagreed. "The issues to be tried relate to the acts and omissions of the aviation defendants, not the government," he wrote in his ruling. "The government's failures to detect and abort the terrorists' plots would not affect the aviation defendants' potential liability."

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