Victim of 1993 World Trade Center bombing, whose $5.4M verdict was challenged, gets another shot

By Glenn Blain New York Daily News

Linda Nash was awarded $5.4 million by a jury in 2009 but an appeals court overturned the judgment. Now the state's highest court has called for new hearings.

Linda Nash was awarded $5.4 million by a jury in 2009 but an appeals court overturned the judgment. Now the state’s highest court has called for new hearings.

A woman who suffered devastating injuries in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing won a partial victory Tuesday in her battle to reinstate a $5.4 million jury verdict against the Port Authority.

The Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, said the multimillion-dollar verdict won by Linda Nash in 2009 was wrongly overturned by a lower court judge and ordered new hearings in the case. “I thought the case was going to be over, but there is more work to be done and we are going to do it,” said Nash’s attorney, Louis Mangone.

A Port Authority spokesman declined to comment.

Nash, who was in the twin towers garage when the truck bomb exploded in 1993, claimed in her lawsuit that lax security led to the bombing. She suffered brain damage and lung scarring from the explosion.

Two years after Nash’s verdict, the Port Authority persuaded the trial court judge to scrap it based on a Court of Appeals ruling in a separate case that said the Port Authority could not be held liable for the bombing.

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