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Settlement Deadline Passes For Ill 9/11 Responders
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Tough Choice Ahead On Settlement For 9/11 Workers
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, 10,000 people who helped clear mountains of debris from Lower Manhattan filed lawsuits blaming New York City for failing to protect them from the toxic dust. Now, plaintiffs like... Read More

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... Read More

Most 9/11 Responders Settle Lawsuits Over WTC Dust
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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 . Read More

Court Asked, Can Ashcroft Be Sued For 9/11 Policy?
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Abdullah al-Kidd had an all-American background: Kansas native, then a football star in college. That's when he converted to Islam. John Ashcroft was the attorney general who approved a policy that led to the arrests of al... Read More

Lawsuit Claims NYC Stole 9/11 DNA Software Secrets
Posted on 31 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A software company that helped identify the remains of 9/11 victims is accusing the New York City Medical Examiner's Office of handing its secrets over to the FBI. A Manhattan federal judge has been asked to decide if the lawsuit,... Read More

New Guidelines Could Rule Out Many Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too. The latest guidelines... Read More

Agency In Deal To Settle Lawsuits By 9/11 Responders
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Conflict Seen Between 2 Deals For 9/11 Responders
Posted on 13 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to restrict the government's ability to investigate the people who want to work inside its installations in the post-9/11 world, despite concerns that federal officials could go too... Read More

Former Staff Files Suit Against Closed N.Y. Hospital
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The now-defunct St. Vincent's Hospital was destroyed by mismanagement as it teetered at the edge of bankruptcy including a $278,000 golf outing and more than $100 million in unspecified spending for just one year, according to a lawsuit... Read More

N.Y. Judge: New 9/11 Health Pact 'Very Good Deal'
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

NYC Mayor Urges Settlement Of 9/11 Health Lawsuits
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Possible New Settlement For 9/11 Responders
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Cancer Question Complicates 9/11 Compensation Deal
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More