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  • Am I Waiving My Right to Participate in Future Lawsuits if I Register With the VCF?

    Victim Compensation Fund

    Am I Waiving My Right to Participate in Future Lawsuits if I Register With the VCF? Do I Waive My Rights in the Future if I Am Awarded Compensation From the VCF?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Registering for the VCF does not require you to waive any rights, and we encourage anybody who was below Canal Street on or after 9/11 to do that now, whether or not they are sick. It’s quick and easy to do. Just go to www.VCF.gov and click on the menu item that says “Register.” From […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Saudi Arabia Claims No Evidence It Aided 9/11 Plot: Moves to Dismiss JASTA Lawsuit

    By Michael Barasch

    Judge Daniels acknowledged that the 9/11 Commission report’s finding of “no evidence” did not by itself warrant dismissal of the plaintiff’s’ case, but he pressed plaintiff’s counsel about what evidence does exist to establish that the Kingdom bears responsibility for the 9/11 attacks.
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  • 9/11 Injuries

    JASTA Update: Saudi Arabia Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Before Discovery Commences

    By Rebecca Forman

    In addition to representing our clients for their 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims, Barasch McGarry represents the majority of our clients in their lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“Saudi Arabia”) for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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  • Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

    Little Progress on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

    By Michael Barasch

    In a previous post, we outlined some of the various civil suits initiated in U.S. courts against terrorist organizations as well as other entities that allegedly provided funding and support in relation to the 9/11 attacks on New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. While many of these suits are ultimately symbolic in nature, some […]

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  • Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

    Chiquita Blocks Measure to Compensate 9/11 Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    The largest banana producer in the world is blocking legislation that would aid victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. In September of 2013, a bill to aid recovery of compensation for victims of terrorist attacks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 3143, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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