World Trade Center Disaster - 9/11 cleanup cases/Zadroga bill

September 11 Victims Compensation Fund

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act reactivated the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that operated from 2001-2003. The act expands the pool of claimants to provide compensation to any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.

Zadroga Act overview - Workers Compensation Blog

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (official website - reopened fund)
Final Rule - August 31, 2011- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
28 CFR Part 104 - James Zadroga 9/11 Health and 
Compensation Act of 2010

In Re World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigation
Southern District of New York, MDL 21 MC 100
EPA: 9/11 image gallery

Hellerstein, Twerski and Henderson: Managerial Judging
The judge and his Special Masters defend the extraodinary powers asserted by the court.

Order Approving Settlement - 78 claimants against private landowners - March 19, 2015

A Global Settlement

WTC disaster debris removal cases slides (outline format)

Principal Resources

Napoli Bern - plaintiffs' attorneys website

Pacer: In Re World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigation, Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:21 MC 00100 (AKH)

Background commentary

Conk, Will the Post 9/11 World be a Post-Tort World?, Penn State Law Review (2007)

Mass Tort Litigation Blog 9/11 responders case commentary

John Culhane - The Zadroga bill is fair enough (Slate)

Selected Documents

The settlement- WTC Debris Removal Personal Injury Litigation

Overview of World Trade Center Settlement Agreement*

Settlement grid *

Asthma impairment Criteria - Exhibit Q WTC cleanup cases settlement

Claim form - Tier 4 - Exhibit O - WTC cleanup cases

Firefighters lung function at 7 years: NEJM

Persuading the plaintiffs

Order Approving Settlement - Judge Alvin Hellerstein, 6/23/2010

The Court's Role in Settlement, Financing the litigation, and Attorneys Fees

Judge Hellerstein's initial rejection of settlement agreement reached between City of NY and plaintiffs counsel - NY Law Journal report*

Order requiring court approval of Allocation neutral and medical panel

Objection to Judge Hellerstein's refusal to approve settlement:
Statement of Judge Hellerstein lauding revised settlement agreement*

Attorneys fees and Costs of litigation

Protocol on attorneys fees

Interest on money borrowed by plaintiffs' counsel to finance the litigation