Alvin Hellerstein

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9/11 Health Victims Will Get More Money

Judge likes new $712M settlement that cuts lawyer fees

(Newser) - The judge overseeing a lawsuit by thousands of ground zero workers exposed to World Trade Center dust has called a proposed new settlement that gives them more money "a very good deal." US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein signed an order giving preliminary approval to the settlement, clearing the... More »

Judge Nixes $657M Ground Zero Deal, Wants More Talks

Fears sum won't be enough, and lawyers get too much

(Newser) - A federal judge put the kibosh today on New York City’s deal to set aside as much as $657 million for 10,000 workers sickened by toxic debris at the World Trade Center site. Alvin Hellerstein thinks it’s not enough money, would leave out other first responders to... More »

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