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NU Online News Service Aug. 26, 1:00 p.m. EDT

The WTC Captive Insurance Company announced it would extend the Sept. 8, deadline to opt in to its settlement for two months, until Nov. 8, to give plaintiffs more time to consider whether to accept.

More than 5,000 plaintiffs have already opted in to the settlement, worth up to $712.5 million. That represents around 50 percent of more than 10,000 individuals who filed claims against the City and its contractors alleging injury from their work at the WTC rescue, recovery and debris removal operations.

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