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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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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