From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2008-03-28 14:14:39
Of course, the obvious question re timing is Silverstein has had 6 years to sue the airlines, so why does he do it now? Other points to consider: 1. They need a law suit to confuse the public about Wood/Reynolds. (similar to the Dyer misrepresentation) 2. Scam for share holders, not the “management” who makes the decision. It feels like the lawsuits are just an easy smokescrean to steal more money from the public/shareholders. If Silverstein sues the airlines, he collects. If the airlines sue Silverstein for having his building there (public nuisance?) then they collect. But, US Tax dollars will bail out the airlines, anyway. And we know Silverstein has already cashed in on his insurance policy. So, the CEOs make lots of money on this, a win-win for them, but it’s all at the expense of the American and world citizens. 3. They keep the airplane myth going. I wonder if we could insist on “helping” their legal team. 😉 4. By making a focus on needing the money to rebuild, they even have a cover story for why they’ve not rebuilt on top of the fuming, yet. 5. “Perrone was not able to provide a full list of defendants, but the companies named in the suit include American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Boeing.” WHY??? National security???? www.cnn.com/2008/US/… excerpt:NEW YORK (CNN) — The developer of the World Trade Center in New York is seeking $12.3 billion in damages from the airlines and other companies associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks, his spokesman said Thursday.Firefighters survey the destroyed facade of the World Trade Center on September 13, 2001.Larry Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, has recovered $4.6 billion in insurance payments, spokesman Bud Perrone said. The additional money is meant to offset the remaining costs of what was lost on September 11.Perrone was not able to provide a full list of defendants, but the companies named in the suit include American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Boeing.Also named: MassPort, which manages Logan International Airport in Boston, where the planes that hit the World Trade Center took off.Most of the money sought in the lawsuit — $8.4 billion — would replace the property that was destroyed in the attacks, Perrone said.The remaining $3.9 billion would pay for lost income and expenses associated with renting the new buildings.