Business Interruption Estimates Fall For WTC

Although some tallies indicate there are $8.6 billion in open claims for business interruption related to the 9/11 attacks, two consulting firm executives said their study indicates the eventual paid loss is far from determined and could be much less.

"Maybe $5-to-$6 billion will be paid," said Steven Kessler of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who wrote an Investigations & Forensic Services report with John Petzold. The two are directors for the companys insurance claims practices unit.

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