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Aegis Insurance Services, Inc. v. 7 World Trade Co., L.P.
Citation:737 F.3d 166 (2d Cir. 2013)
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The defendant’s building 7WTC was located on the northern edge of the World Trade Center site. When the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, the fiery debris destroyed 7WTC. Everyone had been evacuated and the firefighters were suffering from lack of resources (water mains had been severed by the damage) and manpower, so they set up a collapse zone and chose not to fight the fire. 7WTC collapsed after burning for seven hours, and its collapse destroyed an electrical substation underneath the building owned by Consolidated Edison Co. (Con. Ed.).
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