Monday, March 9, 2009
9/11 Mediator Wraps Up Work
Three years after she began to mediate wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits that arose out of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, it is impossible to tell whether the litigants received better recoveries than people who went through a compensation fund created by Congress, attorney Sheila L. Birnbaum said in a final report to Southern District of New York Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Birnbaum's report details efforts that have left all but three of 95 cases settled for a total of $500 million. Full story here.