WTC Plaintiffs' Attys Urge 2nd Circ. To Allow $42.5M Bonus

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A federal judge was wrong to block $42.5 million in additional bonus payments to law firms representing first responders to the 2001 World Trade Center attack, one of the firms told the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo PC, which represents 677 plaintiff firefighters, police officers and construction workers who were injured or got sick in the course or their work at the WTC site after the attack, said U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein had improperly withheld the fees, which came...
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