Landfill Workers To Get $24M For WTC Debris Injuries

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 6:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday gave the green light to a $24.3 million settlement to resolve the claims of nearly 2,000 workers at a Staten Island landfill involved in the disposal and sorting of debris collected from the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Of the aggregate settlement amount, two-thirds is guaranteed by contractors Phillips & Jordan Inc. and Evans Environmental & Geological Science & Management LLC, which oversaw work at the Fresh Kills Landfill, while fellow defendant Taylor Recycling Facility LLC...
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