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Miller Urges Busch Settlement

05/13/2005
Staff Writer
City Council Speaker Gifford Miller is calling on the city to settle the civil suit brought by the family of Gidone Busch, who was shot by police in Borough Park in 1999. "The Busch family has suffered a great deal and the sensible thing to do is settle the case," Miller, a Democratic candidate for mayor, said in a recent interview.

WJC Proposes New Austrian Claims Partner

03/17/2000
Staff Writer
After weeks of refusing to negotiate Holocaust claims with an Austrian government that includes the anti-immigrant Freedom Party, a Jewish leader has proposed a solution: negotiate with the Austrian National Fund, a body established by Austria's parliament to pay compensation to as many as 30,000 victims of Nazi persecution.

'Fee-Grabbing' Lawyers Rebuked In Swiss Case

11/26/1999
Staff Writer
A request to charge $1,500 for reading the book "Nazi Gold" is contained in a court document from lawyers of Holocaust victims who are seeking $13.5 million in fees from the $1.25 billion Swiss bank settlement, according to the World Jewish Congress. "Holocaust survivors are being exploited by a feeding frenzy of fee-grabbing lawyers," charged WJC executive director Elan Steinberg.

Learning The Ropes On Compensation

11/12/1999
Staff Writer
A free comprehensive guide that describes the dozens of compensation and restitution programs available to Holocaust survivors is being made available by Jewish social service agencies nationwide. In the New York area, 13 agencies will be distributing the 50-page booklet prepared by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. It explains the current and pending restitution and compensation programs, the criteria for eligibility and how to apply.
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