New York Judge Breaks Settlement, Sides with 9/11 Personal Injury Victims

Judge Alvin Hellerstein takes clear stand with the New York City injury victims of 9/11. The case involved on the job injury claims by approximately 10,000 rescue workers at Ground Zero. In March, the New York judge rejected a $657 Million settlement, contending that it failed to sufficiently compensate the workers for their injury, pain and suffering. The City’s defense lawyers were taken off-guard by the Judge’s rejection of a deal that took two-years and millions of dollars to reach. Personal injury victims have mixed feelings. Some applaud the Judge’s sticking up for injury victim rights, while other would have rather the Judge let the settlement take effect. More info here.

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