A New Jersey man who abandoned a son who later died in the terror attack on the World Trade Center may not collect a share of the son’s $2.9 million September 11th Victim Compensation Fund award, a Brooklyn judge has ruled.

“[T]he court concludes that the [father], not having been a part of [his son's] life, is not entitled to benefit from [his] tragic death,” Surrogate Margarita Lopez Torres held in Estate of Caldwell, 660/2002.

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