Tag: Port Authority

9/11 rescue workers have until Monday to accept $800 million settlement

By Agence France-Presse November 7th, 2010 RawStory.com Thousands of rescue workers sickened after the September 11 attacks in New York have until the end of Monday to accept a settlement that could near 800 million dollars. A settlement...

Beverly Eckert

Today brings the sad news that Beverly Eckert died in the crash of Flight 3407 on her way to Buffalo for a weekend celebration of what would have been her late husband Sean...

SPECIAL REPORT: SUING THE SAUDIS–Pinning the Blame for 9/11

SPECIAL REPORT: SUING THE SAUDIS Pinning the blame for 9/11 Special Report: A Phila. law firm wages an epic legal battle to win billions from Saudi Arabia. By Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer First of...

Court Clears Way for 9/11 Illness Lawsuit

By Joseph Goldstein, Staff Reporter of the Sun March 26, 2008 A federal appeals court has refused to give New York City immunity from the lawsuits of thousands of city workers and construction laborers who say...

Developer (Silverstein) Sues to Win $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack

March 27, 2008 By Anemona Hartocollis Larry A. Silverstein, who has won nearly $4.6 billion in insurance payments to cover his losses and help him rebuild at the World Trade Center site, is seeking $12.3 billion...

Settlements Do Not Deter 9/11 Plaintiffs Seeking Trials

  And so the emotional blackmail continues... The remaining 21 9/11 victims' families who have chosen to not take Victims Compensation Fund money or settle their lawsuits (originally numbering 95), continue to fight for transparency, accountability, and, especially, discovery--the one thing they're apparently not allowed to have.   Judge Alvin Hellerstein continues to allow defendants to stall and delay any real discovery in the case by making an unusual ruling that the case will now proceed to determination of damages before liability is even assessed. Of course, this ruling in pursuit of expediency conveniently circumvents the process of discovery, whereby the hundreds of documents requested by the plaintiffs would be disclosed to their attorneys. This strategy continues to be effective, with very few family members remaining with the perseverance to continue fighting this circumspect process. We challenge attorneys across the US to review these proceedings and find precedent for these questionable tactics. Is this really the state of our judiciary, that independent branch of government Constitutionally mandated, and all that's left to these families?   Critics continue to assail the motives of these remaining 21 families, and accuse those who demand disclosure of, essentially, aiding "terrorists" on the grounds disclosure will make us "less secure." As if not knowing about potential weaknesses makes us somehow more secure in the future... if we don't see it, it must not be dangerous.   Given the current level of anti-US outrage in response to 1.2 million Iraqi deaths and 4 million Iraqi refugees, thousands of Afghani deaths, and current sabre rattling against Iran, it seems that correcting potential security vulnerabilities is certainly prudent now, more than ever. So why the reticence to honestly assess our situation?