Cantor Fitzgerald, American Airlines agree to settle 9/11 lawsuit

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost hundreds of employees in the 2001 terrorist attack in New York, and American Airlines have agreed to a settlement, lawyers said.

Mortgage executive sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York sentenced a former Credit Suisse Group executive to 2 1/2 years in prison for inflating the value of mortgage bonds.

Owner of World Trade Center seeks damages from airlines

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York is hearing evidence on whether the owner of the World Trade Center can sue the owners of the planes that hit the Twin Towers.

United cleared in Tower 7 fall

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled United Airlines is not liable for damages to a company that leased Tower 7 of the World Trade Center, which collapsed Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11 wrongful death trial to be timed

9/11 wrongful death trial to be timed

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The clock will be ticking for both sides in the last wrongful-death action from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a judge ruled.

Employee sentenced for Disney data theft

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A former secretary who stole confidential information from Disney has been spared jail after blaming her boyfriend.

'Ground Zero' settlement criticized

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Proposed compensation for Ground Zero workers' health claims is unfair for the workers and too generous for lawyers, the U.S. judge handling the cases says.

Judge rejects settlement of 9/11 claims

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge has refused to accept a $575 million settlement over cleanup at the World Trade Center site in New York.

Judge favors Sept. 11 pretrial secrecy

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge said he favored keeping more than a million pages of Sept. 11-related documents secret, despite efforts by victims' families to make them public.

9/11 health cases still months from trial

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The sickest workers claiming ailments caused by the cleanup of the World Trade Center will be the first to have their cases heard in court, a U.S. judge says.

Federal judge advances Ground Zero suits

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein has ordered 60 of the estimated 10,500 Ground Zero illness lawsuits to be ready for trial by 2010.

Judge tosses 9/11 settlement

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in New York has thrown out a $28.5 million settlement divvied up among four families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Judge suggests CIA lying about videotapes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York said Thursday that he might question CIA agents about the destruction of two videotapes of harsh interrogations of detainees.

Judge opens door to Ground Zero lawsuits

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New York is not entirely immune from lawsuits from rescue workers made sick at the World Trade Center wreckage in 2001, a U.S. judge has ruled.

American settling with Sept. 11 families

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- American Airlines has reportedly reached a settlement with the families of 32 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and has been involved in several high-profile cases.

He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 15, 1998, to a seat vacated by Louis L. Stanton; Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998.

Alvin Hellerstein was the co-head of the Litigation Department at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review, and served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1959 to 1960.

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