More than seven years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, plaintiffs lawyers and New York City are now following a road map a federal judge hopes will result in settlements next year in the complicated process of determining liability for respiratory damage allegedly suffered by thousands of workers who participated in the cleanup of the World Trade Center site. The judge decided to focus first on the most severely injured workers to produce a sample of trial-ready cases that will set the parameters for settlement.
Plan Implemented to Resolve Complex Suits in World Trade Center Cleanup
New York Law Journal
February 25, 2009