This web site provides information on the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001  and ensuing litigation, but no legal advice.  Many filing deadlines have passed or will pass urgently.  Click here to view some filings by attorneys.

9-11 CIVIL LITIGATION

Settlement in Bavis v. United Airlines (Flight 175) et. al. (September 2011)

 Binder's 9/11 civil trial update published in The Huffington Post

 Court Filing Details Shortcomings of Airport Screeners on 9/11

Judge Sets One Month as Time Limit for Trial - the Only Family to Not Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit, re: loss of loved one in airplane

 Binder's Position Paper on 9-11 Airline Liability  (2002 - pdf - 9 pages)

 Compensation for Deceased Victims from Compensation Fund (pdf)

 9/11 Commission Report on the four flights
 

Judge Hellerstein Transcript Excerpt
June 25, 2007 Court Conference
- Pages 41-42 below:

       SOUTHERN DISTRICT REPORTERS, P.C.
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       25  THE COURT [JUDGE HELLERSTEIN]:
             
I learned long ago as a lawyer that many
                                                                            42
             76PJ911C                 Conference
        1    cases of principle stop being cases of principle when there are
        2    elements of expense or recovery that are presented.  I have had
        3    clients come to me and say look, I want you to defend me, it is
        4    a case of principle.  Then when I presented my first bill, it
        5    stopped being a case of principle.  I think it is common
        6    experience.
        7             Similarly on the other side, people say I don't care
        8    what the recovery is, I want my day in court until someone
        9    gives them a check.  It is very crass and it probably will come
       10    back to be critical of me, but there is an expression that is
       11    sometimes very useful, "Money is the universal lubricant."  It
      
12    makes it easier to go on with one's life.


PROFESSOR BINDER IN THE NEWS

Binder quoted by AP Wire Services  June 2004

Binder quoted by CBS Radio and AP Wire Services  Dec. 2003

Binder radio appearances: 
CBS Radio, AP Radio Network   Dec. 22, 2003
(WRVA) Richmond, (WSYR) Syracuse, (CFRB) Toronto  Sept.10-11, 2003

Binder quoted in The New York Times on Hellerstein decision  Sept. 10, 2003

Binder quoted in The New York Times:  "Relatives Sue 9/11 Fund Chief"  Jan. 2003

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Binder's letter to federal Judge Hellerstein on 9-11 civil case   Sept. 2, 2003

BINDER CRITICIZES SENATOR LEAHY'S BILL TO EXTEND
  9-11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND DEADLINE

BINDER EXPLAINS JUDGE HELLERSTEIN'S MOTION TO DISMISS RULING IN SIMPLE ENGLISH
 

Professor Binder's Letter to NY Attorney General to extend deadline  Feb. 2003
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New Law Extends Deadline for Families Until March 11, 2004

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Coverage by The New York Times

Putting a Price on the Priceless: One Life 

$7 Billion for the Grief of 9/11

THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CIVIL LITIGATION UPDATE

EPA's Response Page for Cleanup


                                               
             
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