9/11 Workers Lose Appeal For Health Compensation

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The government officials who assured New Yorkers in the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that the air quality in Lower Manhattan did not pose great health risks cannot be held accountable for illnesses that workers have since suffered, an appeals court has ruled.

Affirming a district court decision to dismiss the proposed class action, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, White House Counsel for Environmental Quality and Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not...
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