Cancer Question Complicates 9/11 Compensation Deal

NEW YORK – (AP) Of all the illnesses people fear might be caused by toxic dust from the World Trade Center, nothing scares people like cancer. Hundreds of people are suing New York City over cancer diagnoses they received after working at ground zero. A judge last week rejected a $575 million legal...

Possible New Settlement For 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) Lawyers are proposing a new settlement for thousands of ground zero workers suing New York City over their exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center. Lawyers representing about 10,000 workers are going before a federal judge Thursday. They are expected to present a possible deal...

Conflict Seen Between 2 Deals For 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers suing New York City over their exposure to clouds of pulverized glass and cement at the World Trade Center site may have a tough choice between two deals in the weeks ahead. Do they take a share of a new settlement. . . . Full version available...

N.Y. Judge: New 9/11 Health Pact 'Very Good Deal'

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dropped his opposition Thursday after the deal was redrafted to give more money to sick workers and less to their lawyers. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein...

NYC Mayor Urges Settlement Of 9/11 Health Lawsuits

NEW YORK - (AP) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the special master of the 9/11 compensation fund are urging ground zero workers to settle thousands of lawsuits over health problems caused by World Trade Center dust. Lawyers for about 10,000 workers. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Agency In Deal To Settle Lawsuits By 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) The government authority that owned the World Trade Center has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by 9,055 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to the deal. . . . Full version...

Settlement Deadline Passes For Ill 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who sued New York City over their exposure to toxic dust are waiting to learn whether they'll get any money from a big settlement in the case. A midnight deadline came and went for ground zero workers to decide. . . . Full version available...

Most 9/11 Responders Settle Lawsuits Over WTC Dust

NEW YORK - (AP) More than 10,000 people have joined a legal settlement that will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to ground zero workers exposed to toxic World Trade Center dust. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .