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NY: NYC Contests District Court Judge's Supervision Over Ground Zero Settlement

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Times reports that lawyers representing New York City and its contractors, who have been sued by rescue and clean up operators at Ground Zero, filed a notice with the United States Court of Appeals on Wednesday, claiming that Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States...

NY: New Settlement of $712M Announced for 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK , NY – As reported by The Epoch Times , a New York judge has announced a new settlement whereby 9./11 f irst responder workers injured or afflicted after the World Trade Center attacks may receive as much as $712 million in compensation. Under the new agreement, 95 percent of the 10,000...

NY: Judge Has Mixed Feelings About 9/11 Settlement Proposal

STATEN ISLAND, NY - The Staten Island Advance reports that at a hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who approved the settlement proposal for 9/11 responders, says he believed he had failed in not being able to do more for the 9/11 responders who have suffered, but that the settlement...

US Congress Passes 9/11 Responder Aid, Bill Now Moves to Obama for Signature

Prior to the year-end Congressional adjournment, the House and Senate agreed upon a compromise bill that will provide health care benefits and compensation to responders who participated in the rescue and subsequent cleanup of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Read more about the...

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks From a Workers’ Compensation Perspective: Difficult Times Behind Us; Difficult Times Lay Ahead

By Thomas A. Robinson Last week, while an angry gal named Irene was making her way up the Atlantic coast toward Gotham, I happened to get out of North Carolina ahead of the storm to spend a few days (August 25-26) in lower Manhattan. During one excursion there, I passed Ground Zero and noticed a flurry...

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks From a Workers’ Compensation Perspective: Difficult Times Behind Us; Difficult Times Lay Ahead

By Thomas A. Robinson Last week, while an angry gal named Irene was making her way up the Atlantic coast toward Gotham, I happened to get out of North Carolina ahead of the storm to spend a few days (August 25-26) in lower Manhattan. During one excursion there, I passed Ground Zero and noticed a flurry...

New York: Bond Trader Denied Reduced Earnings Award in Spite of PTSD Related to September 11 Attack

A New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that denied a corporate bond trader’s application for an award of reduced earnings that he claimed were caused by a PTSD condition brought about by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the...