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WTC Settlement

Friday, June 11, 2010

WNYC reporters Fred Mogul and Matthew Schuerman discuss the new ground zero settlement, which awards plaintiffs $712.5 million.

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NYC Heroes from NYC

The lawyers have negotiated an incredible settlement for the WTC responders and workers. Establishing a fair and transparent process in which each person effected will receive an amount of money based fairly upon his or her individual injury. Judge Hellerstein says they could have checks in their hands within weeks of agreeing to the settlement. These workers suffered debilitating and life-threatening injuries from their service to this country after the terrorist attacks and deserve compensation for their sacrifice. If not for these lawyers, they would still have nothing.

Jun. 16 2010 12:50 AM
gary g from nyc

what about someone exposed while volunteering at ground zero who did not make it into this suit? is there still any possibility to
participate or will there be more suits to follow??

Jun. 11 2010 10:25 AM
pliny

Brian, count the number of people being paid in that courtroom. talk about the military-industrial complex.

Jun. 11 2010 10:16 AM
Never Forget

Would love to hear Christie Whitman on THIS topic. (And ONLY on this topic, until she takes responsibility and pays her debt to society for certifying that the WTC site was "fine to go back to work," forcing all those thousands of office workers to walk through those clouds of toxins or miss their paychecks.)

Jun. 11 2010 09:59 AM

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