World Trade Center Firm Says Terror Attack Cost It $1B

March 1, 2010

A financial firm that lost more than 650 employees in the Sept. 11 terror attacks says it also took a $1 billion financial hit.

Cantor Fitzgerald said in a recent in a court filing that it estimates that it suffered $1 billion in lost profits because of the deaths of two-thirds of its work force at the World Trade Center.

The claim was revealed in conjunction with a legal dispute between several businesses and American Airlines over damages related to the attacks.

A Cantor spokesman declined to comment.

The airline says the company is asking for too much.

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