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$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

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

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

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

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

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

$716M WTC Settlement For 1st Responders, Rubble Removal Workers Approved
Posted on 24 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, 2010 approved a $716 million settlement for first responders and workers who cleared the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center towers after... 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

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