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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

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

$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

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

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

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

Group Sues To Stop Mosque Near New York's Ground Zero
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The debate over a planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero became a court fight Wednesday, as a conservative advocacy group sued to try to stop a project that has become a fulcrum for balancing religious freedom and... Read More