June 11, 2010

9/11 Heroes $125 Million

A grouo of 9/11 fiirst responders, who did rescue and cleanup work after America's worst tragedy, are finally getting some of their due, as a settlement is bringing them $125 million.

The court settlement has to be approved by 95% of the heroes who brought the suit, but it is thought this is likely to happen, bringing them only a piece of waht they deserve but still a better settlement than what they were originally offered in the court case.

Some are criticizing it though, saying that considering the large number of people who are due money, this amount is still far too low. Said one source, ""They're adding $125 million. You know what $125 million is for 10,000 plaintiffs? That's only $12,000 each. Do you think that's good enough money for people sick and dying?"

9/11 Heroes $125 Million

A beefed-up settlement for 9/11 rescue and cleanup workers was unveiled Thursday, with more cash for the sick and less money for the lawyers. The pact must be approved by 95% of the plaintiffs - but it already has the blessing of the federal judge who rejected the last offering as too paltry. "This is a very good deal," Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein said, announcing details hashed out over three months.

Posted at June 11, 2010 3:45 AM