World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein has lost his second attempt to have insurance companies cover the costs of defending him in suits over the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ruled Thursday that the terms of insurance binders that governed coverage for the Trade Center before the attacks, as well as other evidence produced in discovery, show clearly the parties did not intend Silverstein be compensated for defense costs.