U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels issued a ruling on Tuesday that will close a case against Assicurazioni Generali, an Italian insurance company, which may well be the last large lawsuit against a European company brought by Holocaust survivors and their families in the United States.
Under the deal, Generali would accept new claims until March 31, even though it has already paid $135 million to settle claims. So far, 3,300 people have made fresh claims, which might entitle them to payouts under an international commission’s formula. Lawyers said an average of $25,000 was expected to be paid out per claim.
Samuel Dubbin, a lawyer for six of the victims, said he didn’t “think the true voice of the survivors or victims had a chance to be adequately heard by the court.”