A draft settlement has been negotiated in the nearly 10,000 lawsuits seeking damages for respiratory and other ailments allegedly incurred in the first response and massive cleanup after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center. The draft settlement was revealed at a time when pressure is mounting in the grueling litigation as both sides prepare for a trial on 12 "bellwether" cases brought by plaintiffs who claim that New York City, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and more than 70 contractors failed to warn and protect workers who responded to the catastrophe and took part in the cleanup.
Settlement Pressure Builds for Parties in 9/11 Injury Cases
New York Law Journal
February 5, 2010
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