Future Uncertain for WTC Legal Settlement
March 26, 2010
A federal judge raised a number of concerns about a proposed legal settlement for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who claim to be sickened from dust and debris from the World Trade Center.
The settlement, negotiated by the WTC Captive Insurance Company and attorneys for more than 10,000 plaintiffs who have sued New York City and its contractors, would have provided at least $575 million among claimants. Federal District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein criticized the settlement, directing the parties to continue negotiating.