Monday, August 15, 2011

Live Webinar - The World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up Mass Litigation

After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, thousands of first responders and construction workers appeared at the site. Within two years, nearly 10,000 plaintiffs initiated suits in individual cases that were eventually venued in the Southern District of New York before Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein. Today, over 95% of the original cases involving the Ground Zero site have been resolved through a complex settlement agreement. Looking back at this disaster and how the litigation process unfolded, what were the lessons learned by the lawyers who were the key litigators in this unique complex case?

On September 9, 2011, at 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT, this webinar will bring together James Tyrrell, Managing Partner, New York/New Jersey offices of Patton Boggs, and Lead Defense Liaison Counsel for the City of New York in the First Responder Litigation; Paul Napoli, Senior Partner, Napoli Bern Ripka LLP, and Lead Plaintiff Liaison Counsel for Injured WTC victims; and Michael Cardozo, New York City's Corporation Counsel.  The webinar will be moderated by Stanley Goos, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC, Chair of TIPS Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee and defendants' co-liaison counsel for the personal injury claim cases brought by off-site workers after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  You can register for this Live Webinar by clicking here.  To view the entire September Teleconference Series, click hereTo register at a 20% discount package deal for all teleconferences, click here.

This webinar is part of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's series of podcasts, teleconferences, and live programs dedicated to Disaster Preparedness and Response. Co-Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, it addresses issues arising out of disasters caused by foreign and domestic acts of terrorism, by negligent acts, by natural events and by threats to our cyber-security and will confront the issues of preparedness, risk management, recovery and response, liability, insurance, claims and litigation. For more information regarding the TIPS Initiative on Disaster Preparedness & Response click here.

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