- The ensuing insurance claims and lawsuits filed in the wake of 9/11 comprise an interesting collection of anecdotes regarding the fateful day.
United Airlines will not bear any responsibility for the collapse of the third World Trade Center building on September 11, 2001, WTC-7. The owner of the company, Larry Silverstein, who held the lease on the WTC property, had filed negligence claims against United for security lapses at the Portland, Maine airport. Tower 7 collapsed in the evening of September, 11, after having supposedly been “pierced” by debris from the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 into nearby 1 WTC. The suspects had originally boarded a United Airlines flight before transferring. The judge ruled that United could not have foreseen the events that led to the destruction of Tower 7. Silverstein Properties anticipates filing a similar claim over United’s Flight 175.