Class Action Lawsuit

A dozen 9/11 health cases, chosen out of 10,000 lawsuits filed, will go to trial starting in May

NY DAILY NEWS: A dozen 9/11 health cases, chosen out of 10,000 lawsuits filed, will go to trial starting in May

BY Alison Gendar
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 4:00 AM

Nearly a decade after the Twin Towers fell, a dozen of those who claim they've been condemned to death by Ground Zero's toxins are finally headed to court.

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein Friday revealed the 12 health cases tied to the terror attacks that will go to trial in Manhattan federal court just blocks from the World Trade Center site.

"These cases include some who have spent the greatest amount of time searching for remains, cleaning up," said Paul Napoli, a lead lawyer for many of the plaintiffs. "They are among the greatest heroes and they bear the brunt of illness because of those efforts."

The dozen cases are a mix of New York City firefighters, cops, transit workers and Con Ed employees.

One Way To Initiate an Independent Investigation of The World Trade Center Collapses

One Way To Initiate an Independent Investigation of The World Trade Center Collapses

The need to re-investigate the World Trade Center Collapses can perhaps be accomplished through an alternative means. This would be a class action lawsuit by the citizens of New York City, other persons directly or indirectly harmed by the buildings’ collapses, and if possible and not precluded by prior legal restraints, the families of victims killed in the collapses themselves. The defendant would be the designers and builders of the World Trade towers. If as it happens, that the findings of the 911 Commission Report are generally taken to be the truth of the situation, then it would seem that the buildings’ architects, engineers and builders should be held accountable for faulty design. They claimed after all, that the buildings were designed to withstand a direct hit by a modern jet passenger craft. According to NIST and the 911 Commission, the jet impacts of both World Trade towers caused the collapses, or initiated the unique collapses after fires started by the aircraft, weakened the steel support systems of the floors impacted, that caused a secondary catastrophic multiple floor failure. This contradicts the claims of the buildings architects, and casts doubt on the design and engineering industry’s credibility and capability. Because the loss of life was so severe, and the disruption to many lives so far reaching, a class action suit is at least warranted.