Judge to hear plan to pay WTC responders

Destruction and chaos as planes hit the World Trade Center (AP Photo).

March 12, 2010 4:39:47 AM PST
A settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center goes before a judge Friday, and he has said he favored a settlement but planned to analyze it carefully to make sure it was fair.