World Trade Center Settlement Gets Backing Needed to Take Effect
– New York Law Journal
(November 22, 2010) Enough plaintiffs have accepted a massive settlement of claims alleging respiratory and other health problems from the post-9/11 response and cleanup at the World Trade Center site to seal the deal. Read more…
10,563 Ground Zero 9/11 Workers Agree On $625 Million Settlement
– Medical News Today
(November 21, 2010) 10,563 ground zero workers who inhaled toxic dust and risked health consequences have agreed on a $625 settlement and ceased suing - the amount could go as high as $815 million.
9/11 Health Deal Gets OK
– The Wall Street Journal
(November 20, 2010) More than 95% of Ground Zero workers agreed to accept a settlement of long-running litigation over respiratory diseases and other injuries suffered in recovery operations following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Deal settles most lawsuits over WTC toxic dust
– The Associated Press (AP)
(November 19, 2010) A deal reached by New York City and workers exposed to toxic dust that blanketed ground zero after Sept. 11 will resolve an overwhelming majority of the lawsuits over the city's failure to provide protective equipment to the responders. Read more…
Ground Zero workers exposed to toxic dust take pay deal
(November 19, 2010) Thousands of workers exposed to toxic dust after the 2001 terror attacks in New York have accepted a legal settlement and ceased litigation. Read more…
Lawyers: Sickened 9/11 Workers Reach Settlement Deal With City
(November 19, 2010) By Friday, more than 10,000 people who became ill from working conditions at the World Trade Center site following the September 11th terrorist attacks had accepted a settlement deal with the city. Read more…
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 5:00 p.m., we will be holding a “Town Hall Meeting” at which time Kenneth Feinberg, the Claims Appeal Neutral for the WTC Settlement Process Agreement (and former head of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund) will make himself available to discuss and answer questions regarding the Settlement Process Agreement. Matthew Garretson, Esq., the Claims Allocation Neutral and Professor Roy D. Simon, the Court-appointed Legal Ethicist for the Settlement Process Agreement will also attend.
You are invited to attend and to ask any questions you may have about the Settlement Process Agreement. We hope you will join us for this first Town Hall Meeting.
Date: June 16th, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Please R.S.V.P. to Betsy Barranco at 212 267 3700 Ext. 122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also in attendance will be Marc Jay Bern, Paul J. Napoli, Bill Groner, Nicholas Papain, Andrew Carboy.
As you may have heard in news reports over the past few days, we have reached an Amended Settlement Process Agreement with the City of New York and its Contractors. When the Amended Settlement Agreement was presented to the Court on June 10, 2010, Judge Hellerstein responded by saying that he believed this was a very good settlement and that he encouraged all eligible plaintiffs to accept the benefits offered them under this agreement. You can read about the changes included in this updated settlement, as well as the statements by Liaison Counsel Paul Napoli, Judge Hellerstein and Former Special Master of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, Kenneth Feinberg, at our website: http://www.877wtchero.com.
Napoli Bern LLP
Toll Free: 877 WTC HERO
Phone: 212 267 3700