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Judge considers whether United Airlines can be blamed in World Trade Center case

Case centers on an American Airlines flight, but United was partly responsible for airport security

Should United Airlines be held responsible for the actions of passengers on another airline’s flight?

That’s the question U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein is considering in a case that accuses United Continental Holdings Inc. and American Airlines of a lapse in security that allowed hijackers onto the plane that ultimately crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

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