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

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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.

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