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U.S. High Court Denies Appeal In Suit Over Sept. 11 Toxic Dust Cleanup Costs
Posted on 2 Dec 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, DC. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 rejected a petition challenging the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ finding that defendants in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act... Read More

Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Tobacco Case Because Of Witness Statement (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Maureen McGuire

VIERA, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A state court judge sitting in the Brevard County, Fla., 18th Judicial Circuit Court entered a mistrial on Sept. 26 after two weeks of trial in a wrongful death action brought by the widow of a longtime smoker because... Read More

$716 Million Settlement For WTC First Responders, Rubble Removal Workers Approved
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) U.S. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York on June 23 approved a $716 million settlement for first responders and workers who cleared the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center towers after the Sept... Read More

Judge: World Trade Center Properties Cannot Recover Against Aviation Defendants
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) World Trade Center Properties LLC and its holding companies’ $4.09 billion insurance recovery stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks corresponds to and offsets their maximum potential tort damages recovery... Read More

More Than 10,000 WTC Disaster Site Litigation Claimants File Opt-In Documents
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) More than 10,000 of the claimants eligible to participate in the World Trade Center Disaster Site settlement process in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York have chosen to opt in, according to an announcement... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Saudi Arabia’s Appeal Disputing Reopening Of 9/11 Suit
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30 refused to hear the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s appeal of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ finding that a lower federal court erred in denying insurers’... Read More

2nd Circuit: $5M Contingent Payment Pursuant To Sept. 11 Settlement Not Triggered
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 9 found that a lower federal court erred in ordering the WTC Captive Insurance Co. Inc. to make a $5 million first contingent payment pursuant to the settlement of personal... Read More

Pittsburgh Steeler Sues Champion Over Tweet Dispute
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing the parent company of the Champion sports apparel maker, calling the decision to drop his endorsement deal over his tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden and the Sept... Read More

Judge Nixes Lawsuit Over Mosque Planned Near Ground Zero
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A judge has tossed out a lawsuit aiming to stop a proposed mosque about two blocks from ground zero. The American Center for Law and Justice said Monday it plans to appeal the ruling. The conservative legal group filed the lawsuit on behalf... Read More

June Date Set For Sept. 11 Trial Against Airline
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A judge has set a June start date for a lawsuit that says an airline and several security companies are liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Judge To Hear Plan To Pay $657 Million To WTC Responders
Posted on 13 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) Thousands of ground zero workers who claim to have been sickened by dust and debris from the World Trade Center will have 90 days to decide whether to accept a settlement worth up to $657.5 million. U.S. District Judge Alvin... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The appeal asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the... Read More

Lawyers Ask New York City Judge To Find Iran Liable For 9/11
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Lawyers representing 9/11 families are asking a federal judge to find Iran culpable in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, saying new evidence shows Iranian officials had advanced word of the attacks and helped train the hijackers. The lawyers... Read More

New York Hotel Sues Over Ground Zero Construction Noise
Posted on 8 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The din of rebuilding the World Trade Center is driving guests away from a prominent hotel overlooking ground zero, and the agency in charge hasn't listened to requests to quell the noise, the hotel's owner says in a lawsuit filed... Read More

'Queen Of Torts' Named Ground Zero Fund Administrator
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A prominent New York attorney known as the "Queen of Torts" for her courtroom defense of some of the country's top companies is tackling a vastly different job running the $2.78 billion fund to compensate ground zero... Read More