NYC Fights Judge's Denial Of $575M WTC Settlement

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT) -- New York City and several construction contractors have appealed a judge’s decision not to approve the $575 million settlement between WTC Captive Insurance Co. and 10,000 rescue, recovery and debris removal workers who sued the city over injuries after Sept. 11.

The city and a group of contractors on Wednesday appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, claiming the judge was improperly inserting himself into a private settlement.

“After two years of difficult negotiations, the parties reached a settlement that...
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