9/11 Workers' Attys Can't Bill $6M In Interest Costs

Law360, New York (August 27, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing ground zero rescue workers’ mass tort litigation has reportedly stonewalled plaintiffs’ attorneys' request for more than $6 million in interest as they seek payment under a $713 million settlement in the case.

At a hearing Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein flatly rejected lawyers' claims that they should be able to pass along to clients interest on loans taken out in order to finance the behemoth litigation, the Wall Street Journal...
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