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9/11 Health - News and Events - 9-11 Worker Protection Task Force Interim Report

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages 9/11 Responders to Accept WTC Settlement
October 5, 2010

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined former Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Kenneth R. Feinberg and several 9/11 responders to encourage lawsuit plaintiffs to accept the compensation offered by the $712.5 million World Trade Center settlement agreement.

“The settlement would provide those who came to the City's aid and their loved ones with prompt and certain relief in an amount and fashion that the judge in this case, Judge Hellerstein, has found to be fair and reasonable,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We have no desire to be fighting in court with those who acted unselfishly and heroically in response to that attack, both on 9/11 and in its aftermath. Those who accept the settlement will still be eligible to apply for additional compensation if they accept the settlement before the Zadroga bill becomes law.  Litigation will almost certainly stretch on for many years – with legal fees and expenses eating away at the resources available for compensation awards.” 

The settlement deadline is November 8, 2010.

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