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New York transit agency granted immunity

The Port Authority of New Jersey may not have to pay pending claims from 1993 parking garage bombing

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was granted immunity Thursday by the New York Court of Appeals from claims that it failed to provide sufficient security measures to prevent the 1993 parking garage bombing at the World Trade Center.

The court ruled 4-3, reversing rulings by lower courts and deciding that the transit agency is allowed government immunity, according to an AP report. The three dissenting justices concluded that the Port Authority acted as a landlord – a non-governmental role – but the other four justices found otherwise.

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