House Passes 9/11 Victims' Bill

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would reopen the compensation fund set up for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and enhance first responders' medical monitoring, reviving a legislative initiative that may dent the pockets of 9/11 litigators.

After losing in July, Democrats mustered a 268-160 win to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, named for a New York City Police Department detective whose death has been blamed on exposure to toxins released when the World Trade Center...
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