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Federal Judge Tosses 7 WTC Lawsuit



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    A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit over the destruction Tower 7 of the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks, saying the "strange, improbable" events could not be foreseen.

    Judge Alvin Hellerstein issued an order late Friday ending a lawsuit brought by the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. against Citigroup Inc. and a company created by Larry Silverstein. The judge says the negligence claim brought after Tower 7 collapsed after 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, was "too farfetched and tenuous" to survive as a lawsuit.

    A Con Edison power station beneath the 47-story building was crushed when the tower fell.

    A message for comment left with Con Edison wasn't immediately returned.