Lawyers for those injured while responding to the Sept. 11 attacks could receive up to 10% of their clients’ compensation, but no more, under a plan to reopen the compensation system.
The plan is included in legislation that won approval in Congress today, after supporters negotiated several changes with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), an opponent of earlier versions. The legislation, known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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