Ground Zero deal sees victims given £486 million

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More than 10,000 workers who say they suffered health problems over their exposure to toxic dust at Ground Zero have renegotiated a new settlement in which they will be paid $712.5 million (£486 million)

After months of renegotiations, New York city's insurer, the WTC Captive Insurance Company, has agreed to increase the payout, up from the original settlement which was between $575 million and $657 million.

The victims' lawyers have also agreed to reduce their fees to a maximum of a quarter of the settlement amount, down from a third. Plaintiffs will therefore get to keep an additional $50 million....

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