9/11 Plaintiffs' Firm Must Work With Other Atty: Judge

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The federal judge handling a $713 million settlement between ailing ground zero workers and New York City and its insurers insisted Friday that 59 plaintiffs ineligible for the settlement be represented by the special counsel he appointed.

Those 59 plaintiffs had already taken payouts from the Victim Compensation Fund created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which barred them from pursuing separate litigation, according to Friday’s order from Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
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