Judge Issues Gag Order and Delays 9/11 Lawsuit Settlement Announcement until ThursdayTuesday, November 9, 2010
Do the lead attorneys have 95% of their first responder clients agreeing to the multi-million 9/11 settlement?
No one knows because federal District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein has issued a "gag order" to prevent the parties from discussing the 9/11 settlement in public and has now given the plaintiff’s attorneys until this Thursday to "finish processing the paperwork". Stay tuned…
PS: It’s clear now one of the two lead law firms did not reach 95% (you can bet Sullivan Papain hit their 95% mark). Judge Hellerstein has extended the deadline another week, not just for counting the ballots, but also for new opt-ins. The wait continues leaving the vast majority of sick 9/11 responders and their families teetering on edge. Is this fair?