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Judge Gives 9/11 Workers Until Nov. 16 to Join Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

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September 11 first responders and recovery workers made sick by their work at the World Trade Center site have another week to decide whether they want to join a legal settlement.

The original deadline was midnight on Monday, but U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has extended it until November 16, after a large number of people filed paperwork at the last minute.

The proposed deal would pay out at least $625 million, with awards based on a plaintiff's time at Ground Zero and their illnesses.

At least 95 percent of plaintiffs must endorse the deal for it to go into effect.