Lawyers representing most of the more than 10,000 plaintiffs suing New York City and its contractors for illnesses resulting from the response and cleanup after the 9/11 terror attacks have patched up their differences over sharing costs.

Lawyers with Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, representing 689 plaintiffs, mostly firefighters, had charged co-liaison counsel Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern with charging common benefit costs that should not be incurred by Sullivan and other firms, including public relations fees and website design. Worby fired back by claiming it had done most of the work in the litigation and rejoining that Sullivan had tried to pass on common benefit costs to Worby and other firms that were unjustified.