Southern District of New York Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Tuesday turned aside objections from New York City over how to proceed with the 10,800 claims of respiratory and other illnesses allegedly caused by toxic dust at Ground Zero. Endorsing the views of two special masters appointed to help organize the cases of those who cleared debris after the 9/11 terror attacks, Hellerstein said that ranking claims by the alleged severity of illness without a medical diagnosis was the most logical way to proceed.
N.Y. City's Qualms Turned Aside in 9/11 Cases
New York Law Journal
September 17, 2008