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Judge Hellerstein: "strange, improbable" events in WTC7 lawsuit

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"Hellerstein said it was not reasonable for Silverstein and Citigroup to foresee the 'strange, improbable, and attenuated chain of events that led to 7 World Trade Center's collapse and the crushing of Con Edison's substation.' He added: 'Nothing in common experience of history could give rise to a reasonably foreseeable risk relating to the chain of events flowing from the terrorists and their hijackings to the destruction of the Con Edison substation.'"

Citing scope of 9/11, NY judge tosses 7 WTC suit
September 23, 2011 7:21 PM

(AP) NEW YORK — In tossing out a negligence lawsuit, a judge on Friday cited the "strange, improbable" events that destroyed a 47-story World Trade Center building a decade ago on Sept. 11, several hours after the 110-story twin towers fell.

The claims by the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York were "too farfetched and tenuous" to survive, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said.

The company had sued Citigroup Inc. and a company owned by developer Larry Silverstein for damages, saying negligence occurred when World Trade Center Tower 7's commercial tenants were allowed to install diesel-fueled-backup generators that provided fuel that burned for hours after hijacked planes struck two nearby towers on the 16-acre development.

Tower 7 fell at 5:21 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, nearly seven hours after the other buildings collapsed. A Con Edison power station beneath Tower 7 was crushed when the building fell.

A message for comment left with Con Edison was not immediately returned.

"Con Edison, in order to succeed, must overcome the improbability of a long chain of events, one acting upon another," Hellerstein wrote. "I hold that the chain was much too improbable."

Silverstein's company, 7WTCo., and Citigroup had argued that the events of Sept. 11 were unforeseeable and had caused the harm to the substation.

Construction of Tower 7 was completed in 1987. The diesel generator was installed in the building's fifth floor after Salomon Brothers, which was acquired by Citigroup, received permission to install two diesel tanks with a capacity to store 6,000 gallons of fuel that attached to the generator through pressurized fuel lines. Salomon Brothers had said it needed the generator to power an around-the-clock trading floor.

Con Edison had maintained that fuel from the diesel tanks heightened the intensity of a fire that began when debris from the destruction of the other towers entered the building.

Hellerstein said it was not reasonable for Silverstein and Citigroup to foresee the "strange, improbable, and attenuated chain of events that led to 7 World Trade Center's collapse and the crushing of Con Edison's substation."

He added: "Nothing in common experience of history could give rise to a reasonably foreseeable risk relating to the chain of events flowing from the terrorists and their hijackings to the destruction of the Con Edison substation."

The judge said it was well established in New York law that a landlord or controller of a premises has no duty to protect tenants from unprecedented criminal acts of others.

Earlier this week, Silverstein announced that the new 52-story 7 World Trade Center, completed in 2006, is fully leased.
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Ground Zero's 'failed' judge
July 28, 2010
"A few months back, Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein threw a courtroom tantrum over the compensation deal for Ground Zero workers. The other night, he practically broke down in tears at a town hall meeting, confessing that he'd 'failed' those workers by not forcing the city to fork over an even bigger cash windfall. 'For that, I will have to account to someone else,' Hellerstein admitted, presumably raising his eyes to the heavens. So what is he? A judge -- or an advocate?"

Last family suing over 9/11 says judge gutted case
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, 2:23 P.M. ET
"In the letter released on Wednesday, though, the family said it reversed course because said U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein 'essentially gutted the case so that the truth about what led to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, would never be told at trial.' 'With the stroke of his pen, Judge Hellerstein very cleverly changed this lawsuit,' the letter said. 'The lawsuit was about wrongful death, gross negligence and a complete lack of appreciation for the value of human life. He instead made it a case about a federal regulation.' . . . But much of the information that could provide solace to the families of the Sept. 11 victims — and force the airlines to bolster security to prevent future attacks — was sealed by Hellerstein, Migliori said in an interview with the AP. The family had called for all of the court documents to be publicly available at the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center site."

Judge Hellerstein: Airlines can't question FBI in 9/11 suits
07/17/2009
"A federal judge ruled Thursday that airlines and other companies in the industry that are being sued by families of terrorism victims can't question FBI agents about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Hellerstein

On December 20, 2004, Hellerstein said he would deny a government request to delay a review of whether certain Central Intelligence Agency internal files related to Iraq should be made public.

On June 3, 2005, Judge Hellerstein ordered the government to release four videos from Abu Ghraib prison

Alvin Hellerstein, on July 7, 2008 ruled that "the city is not required to re-sift through debris from ground zero in search of bits of human remains and remove it to a space where a cemetery might be built (thereby leaving the material from ground zero at Fresh Kills landfills). Plaintiffs have no property right in an undifferentiated, unidentifiable mass of dirt that may or may not contain the remains of plaintiffs' loved ones. Not every wrong can be addressed through the judicial process." Hellerstein urged the city to build a memorial and nature reserve at the site.[2] Victims' families' counsel Norman Siegel criticized the ruling: "We are not prepared to leave hundreds of human remains of 9/11 victims on top of a garbage dump as their final resting place."

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"Hellerstein said it was not reasonable for Silverstein and Citigroup to foresee the 'strange, improbable, and attenuated chain of events that led to 7 World Trade Center's collapse and the crushing of Con Edison's substation.'

Larry Silverstein had enough foresight to get insurance for multiple attacks on his properties. Hellerstein should resign or be impeached.

Who is Judge Hellerstein?

The Judge is right...

...it is not reasonable for anyone to foresee normal office fires globally and suddenly destroying that structure. And not only is it "strange and improbable," but also totally impossible to have free fall with the attenuated chain of events outlined in the official story, as well as eutectic formations, iron microspheres and nanothermite. .

I am pleased the Judge clearly understands this most unusual chain of events and trust that since he finally "sees something, he will now say something" about this "farfetched and tenuous event."

Judge Hellerstein can't mean fire in a building was unusual

as that happens all the time for a variety of reasons.

The NIST report claims the city water mains were broken by the tower collapses causing the sprinklers in WTC 7 not to be charged below the 21st floor, but it fails to talk about the real unusual chain of events that nobody could possibly foresee. That would have been mayor Rudy Giuliani's office putting out word that the building was going to collapse, thus preventing firefighters from dousing the fires by simply hooking up to the three large siamese fittings on the outside of the building with water from three fireboats waiting a few hundred yards away.

It is sad that people in positions of power are able to get away without providing any basis or detail for what they are saying, once an authoritative report is put out. Judge Hellerstein should be made to tell us in detail what he really means by the unusual chain of events and then be forced to defend the NIST report if that is what he uses for his explanation.

Ridiculous

Yes, thanks for the post because I forgot a number of other examples on blogger, particularly this one that details a FULL page of cases about 9/11 back in 2009, "The 9/11 Judge":

http://911blogger.com/news/2009-07-18/district-judge-alvin-k-hellerstein-911-judge

Someone should write a book.

"The judge, Alvin K. Hellerstein of Federal District Court in Manhattan, ruled Tuesday that he would exclude some of the plaintiffs’ more sensational and speculative evidence in the trial, which is to begin next month. The victim, Paul Wesley Ambrose, a doctor, was 32 when he died aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which flew into the Pentagon, killing 58 passengers, 6 crew members and 125 in the building. His parents, Sharon and Kenneth Ambrose, have sued the airline, airport security companies and others, arguing that the attacks could have been foreseen and their son’s death averted. The ruling was a blow for plaintiffs in this and possibly other wrongful death cases stemming from the attacks, and could accelerate the pace of settlements. More than 90 families, including the Ambroses, chose not to accept payments averaging $2 million from a federal Victim Compensation Fund, and decided to go to court instead. All the remaining cases have been consolidated under the same judge." [NYTimes, 10/18/2007]

"Christie Whitman, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, yesterday rejected as "completely inaccurate" a federal judge's ruling that found she had misled people near the World Trade Center site about the risks of air contamination after the Sept. 11 attack." [...] "In coincidence, another judge in the same courthouse issued a ruling on Thursday in a separate but almost identical case against Mrs. Whitman and the agency — and he reached the opposite conclusion. After a hearing late Thursday, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein dismissed the suit in his court, accepting virtually the same arguments by Justice Department lawyers that Judge Batts had rejected. Judge Hellerstein was convinced that Mrs. Whitman should be immune." [NYTimes, 2/4/2006]

Judge Hellerstein

Mr. Hellerstein is a shill for the 'New York Zionist Mafia'. He is a co-conspirator to the terror attacks on his own people in New York on 911.
Silverstein is also a 'club' participating member as are many who have planned and covered for this complex operation. We know who they are and Justice will be served. Peace Out! The Dog

Interesting

Sounds like an exciting club. Do members get a star sewn into their jackets?

Threat of terror attack elevated be aware

Beware today is 9/27/2011 or 9/27/11 it is numerologically significant to these psychotics who plan these false flag attacks be aware today. The de-stabilization around the world may be a pretext for a false flag operation. Other dates to watch for include combinations of 11 and 9 or numbers that add up to 9 in November, like 11/9/11, 11/18/11 etc. 11/11/11 is especially suspect as it adds up to the masonic 33, as does 11/9/2011.

National Terrorism Advisory System

KNOWAR said...."Beware today is 9/27/2011 or 9/27/11 it is numerologically significant to these psychotics who plan these false flag attacks be aware today."

Some might consider you a babbling fool for spamming this stuff, but you saved untold numbers (no pun intended) of people just 2 years ago with this warning.......

"Be on guard for 9/9/9 tomorrow...

"It may be nothing, and I hope it is. Just wanted to post this because you never know with these numerology obsessed NWO murderers. We know it was no accident that 9/11 happened on 9/11." - Submitted by KNOWAR on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 3:31pm
http://911blogger.com/news/2009-09-08/be-guard-999-tomorrow

Stop being modest - your warning surely saved thousands if not millions....however.... have you considered the evidence showing how 9/11 actually happened on 9/12?

See...

http://media.nowpublic.net/images//c2/2/c2271f023c0983e7de27f01d0fdc1254.jpg

In any case if something horrible happens you certainly called it, and if nothing happens, you once again have saved the world and deserve recognition for it. Thank you. And looking forward to your 11/9/11 warning.

BTW-
Is this all part of The new National Terrorism Advisory System?........

"Learn more about the new National Terrorism Advisory System that replaced the color-coded threat level system"
http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/Copy_of_press_release_0046.shtm

Numerology is a science

Let's examine the name one of the alleged 'moderators' of this fully compromised satanic baby killing NWO site.

Erik = letter index 5, 18, 9, 11

911 !!! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it! You have been outed Erik Larson!!1! Numbers are such a thrill.

I guess we've got nothing better to do.

LOL

"It may be nothing, and I hope it is. Just wanted to post this because you never know with these numerology obsessed NWO murderers. We know it was no accident that 9/11 happened on 9/11." - Submitted by KNOWAR on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 3:31pm

Who exactly is obsessed? Someones projecting.

With this caliber of research and analysis, we'll have this shit solved in no time. Why do I feel like most of the time I'm stuck on the short bus on this site?

This is not a numerology site

I am sure you can find a more appropriate venue to post this stuff. Thank you.

No need for numerology

There are very good pragmatic reasons why September 11th (and not, say, September 12th) would have been chosen as the date of the operation.

It is most convenient that September 11th translates into the U.S. emergency number.

In its brevity, "911" not only is extremely handy; every time it is used, associations of emergency and fear are invoked and play on the mind of the listener.

There could not have been a better date for the catastrophe. And I see no reason to think that the selection of such a date - "advantageous" on several levels - would have been purely accidental. Surely psychological factors would have been considered here, too.

There's a better reason

The weather... pilots need visibility when they need to navigate to and fly into landmarks, no matter who is piloting. Well, okay maybe not if there was any sort of remote control involved. OTOH, I vaguely recall Aidan Monaghan addressing the issue.

If one has concluded that 9/11 was staged...

... it is sort of obvious that the date was selected for the reasons I mention. C'mon now:

"911"

I'm not a coincidence theorist, so I cannot believe that it was pure coincidence that the operation happened on a date that translated into the US emergency number and thus into a psychologically highly effective, but also very handy, quick-to-use phrase.

Similarly, I think (as others have) that it is not an accident that the airlines that were involved were "United" and "American" Airlines.

Basic psychology.

Not that this passes for evidence, of course. It's just so easy to see - after the fact, so to speak.

Basic research

In an interview with Al Jazeera journalist Yosri Fouda in 2002 (see April, June, or August 2002), would-be hijacker Ramzi bin al-Shibh will claim that, roughly around this day, he receives a coded chat room message about the 9/11 plot from future hijacker Mohamed Atta in the US. Fouda will later co-write a book, and in it he will allege that bin al-Shibh gave him a computer disc containing the exact message. The message, as translated by Fouda, reads:

* “The first semester commences in three weeks. There are no changes. All is well. There are good signs and encouraging ideas. Two high schools and two universities. Everything is going according to plan. This summer will surely be hot. I want to talk to you about some details. Nineteen certificates for private education and four exams. Regards to the Professor. Goodbye.”

Fouda will claim that the message is in code, and that bin al-Shibh discussed with him what the real meaning was. In his book, Fouda says the real meaning is this:

* “The zero hour is going to be in three weeks’ time. There are no changes. All is well. The brothers have been seeing encouraging visions and dreams. The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and Capitol Hill. Everything is going according to plan. This summer will surely be hot. I want to talk to you about some details. Nineteen hijackers and four targets. Regards to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed or Osama bin Laden [Fouda isn’t sure which one is the ‘Professor’]. I will call you nearer the time.”

Bin al-Shibh also tells Fouda that “This summer will surely be hot” is a reference to the damage the attacks will cause. [Guardian, 9/9/2002; Fouda and Fielding, 2003, pp. 138-139, 146]

When Were the Exact Date and Targets Chosen? - Future hijacker Hani Hanjour makes surveillance test flights near the Pentagon and World Trade Center around this time, suggesting the targets for the 9/11 attacks have now been confirmed (see July 20, 2001 and Mid-August 2001). [CBS News, 10/9/2002]

The FBI will later notice spikes in cell phone use between the hijackers just after the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui and just before the hijackers begin to buy tickets for the flights they will hijack. [New York Times, 9/10/2002]

CIA Director George Tenet will hint that Moussaoui’s arrest a few days earlier (on August 15 (see August 16, 2001)) may be connected to when the date of the attacks is picked. [US Congress, 6/18/2002]

On the other hand, some terrorists appear to have made plans to flee Germany in advance of the 9/11 attacks on August 14, one day before Moussaoui’s arrest (see August 14, 2001).

http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a082001approximatedate#a082001approximatedate

Whatever the precise role played by the young men referred to...

... insofar as the the three skyscrapers *were* prepaged for demolition on 9/11, the operation could not have been left to depend on the at best mediocre flying skills, changes in mood, possible errors and even blunders of the alleged hijackers.

I base this on what the Finnish term "maalaisjärki" describes.

http://www.sanakirja.org/search.php?id=534977&l2=3