A group of 10 syndicates at Lloyd’s of London and eight other insurers has filed suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, disputing the transportation agency’s claim that it is owed $2.1 billion to help rebuild part of New York City’s World Trade Center. The property in question was included as part of the 99-year lease agreement with Larry Silverstein.

The Port Authority joined Silverstein in suing the insurers of the trade center complex seeking a ruling that, because each tower was hit by a separate plane, the center’s destruction constituted two events for insurance purposes. Citing a federal jury’s agreement with Silverstein, the Port Authority also is seeking coverage for two separate losses on other property destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack.

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