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…
Due to the recent happenings on Wall Street many are speculating whether this crisis is going to affect the 9/11 memorial from being completed. A lot of factors are going to be weighed but it is mostly going to come down to whether the funding can be found. For the 9/11 memorial to be completed on its anticipated date on the 10th anniversary of the attacked, another $25 out of the proposed $75 million dollars still needs to be found. This is a significant amount of money especially when our country is currently undergoing this economic crisis. Many people are worried as to whether the recent events are going to freeze the plans to finish the memorial. Bloomberg has assured us that it will be completed, however it is going to be a struggle, but a struggle that is worth being endured.
In order for the remaining $25 million to be raised, much is riding as to whether the economic crisis is going to have an effect on the ability to raise capital. Of course this crisis had put some challenges on the ability to collect funding, however officials are being optimistic. They know it is going to be a struggle, but they are determined to make it work. Since the project is already behind schedule and over budget, officials do not want any more barricades in place in which that is exactly what the economic crisis is doing. However if administrators and officials are smart they will use it to an advantage, by proposing to get funding of the bailout is passed.
Not only is the crisis affecting the completion of the memorial about the WTC captive fund? The news surrounding the economic crisis has taken over every single news station in which information about those projects surrounding the problem have been set aside. Will the bailout help or hurt the chances of those who were injured while working on the WTC site? The Workers who were injured while working on the WTC site are still waiting the verdict as to whether they will be able to gain crucial monies needed for their medical expenses and lost wages? This is a very important subject that has many WTC workers up in arms because until a plan is put in place for the bailout, these injured workers are in a stand still as to whether they will ever see any money to cover their medical bills. In order to get answers, we must go directly to the source. However this may prove to be rather difficult due to the crisis and upcoming presidential election are getting the majority of attention.
Completing the 9/11 memorial is something that the masses are looking forward towards, in which completion is crucial for the moral of the nation. We must try to fight through these trying times and prevail by not allowing these important notions to be compromised. Take back NYC and overcome it with integrity and moral on your shoulders.
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