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  • Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

    Law Professors Warn Against Allowing Injured Americans to Sue Saudi Arabia

    By Michael Barasch

    On Wednesday, April 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a federal law allowing American victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to sue the nation of Iran in American courts for as much as $2 billion currently held in the central bank of Iran. Now, another bill is making its way through Congress that would […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    State Appeals Court Clears Way for Compensation for 9/11 Volunteers

    By Michael Barasch

    In June, a state court of appeals overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board that denied injury compensation to certain 9/11 volunteer workers. In September 2001, Jaime Hazan, now 43, was an emergency medical technician. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, Mr. Hazan volunteered at a triage area at Chelsea Piers. The following […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    WTC Captive Insurance: Still Funded, Lacking Direction

    By Michael Barasch

    A non-profit agency intended to provide for those injured on September 11 remains funded — with an uncertain future. Originally created by Congress, the WTC Captive Insurance Co., endeavors to protect New York City from lawsuits and provide compensation for those injured on September 11 or its aftermath. According to a New York Post article, […]

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