Three years after she began the "heart-wrenching" experience of mediating wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits that arose out of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, it is impossible to tell whether the litigants received better recoveries than people who went through a compensation fund created by Congress, Skadden Arps partner Sheila L. Birnbaum said in a final report to a New York federal judge. The report details efforts that have left all but three of 95 cases settled for a total of $500 million.
9/11 Mediator Wraps Up Work; Only 3 Cases Left Unsettled
New York Law Journal
March 6, 2009