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Court of Appeals to hear ‘93 WTC bombing case

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s top court will again hear arguments over alleged negligence by World Trade Center managers for failing to deter the 1993 bombing of its parking garage that killed six people and injured about 1,000.

A five-judge panel was unable to reach the necessary four-judge consensus after June arguments.

With Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Judge Robert Smith still recused from the case, two Appellate Division presiding justices will sit in Wednesday on the Court of Appeals.

A jury found the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey failed as landlord to maintain reasonably safe premises and was mostly at fault, blaming terrorists for the other 32 percent.

The authority claims government immunity and reasonable security measures.

Airline hijackers destroyed the center’s twin skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.