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US judge rules that Los Angeles is not liable for airport shooting in 2002.

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US District Judge Alicemarie Stotler has ruled that the City of Los Angeles cannot be held liable for a terrorist shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport three years ago.

The shooting, by an Egyptian immigrant, killed two people. The families of the victims filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the city failed to prevent the shooting, which took place at an El Al ticket counter on 4 July 2002, The Associated Press reported.

The judge reportedly said in the ruling that governments cannot generally be sued for injuries that are caused by third parties.

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Date:Mar 31, 2005
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