NYC Hands Over $12M To Settle Bronx Landfill Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- New York City officials and 12 Bronx residents blaming contamination at a Pelham Bay landfill for acute lymphoid leukemia said Monday they had reached settlement deals totaling $12 million to resolve the long-running cancer claims that date back more than two decades.

After losing multiple bids to have the suits tossed, the city struck deals with the dozen victims ranging from $750,000 to $1.5 million to avoid a trial that was set to begin next month and avoid admitting any wrongdoing. The plaintiffs, who launched the...
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